Definition of high kick in English:
A kick with the foot high in the air, for example in dancing or martial arts.
- Music-hall dancers called for shortened skirts, and their high kicks gave more emphasis to the ruffled underside and bloomers than to the exterior of the garments.
- But, that aside, the fishnets and high kicks of Bob Fosse's choreography are truly spectacular in a production that revives all that murder and mayhem of Chicago's seedier citizens.
- Then all three are shown in front of a wall of flames, performing a series of martial arts moves, including high kicks and punches.
verb[no object] (high-kick) Back to top
Make a high kick.
- A karate club from Stratton has high-kicked and chopped its way to raising more than £1,000 for the Swindon Cancer Appeal.
- Five thousand people signed up for membership before the first roulette wheel was spun ensuring that as the showgirls high-kicked on the opening night, the Opera House Casino was already a sure thing.
- Two battling brothers - who took up martial arts to defeat the bullies - have high-kicked their way to glory.
- Example sentences
- The cancan, that high-kicking, exuberant dance of showgirls, originated in Le Moulin Rouge during the 1890s.
- British star Catherine Zeta Jones took Best Supporting Actress prize for her high-kicking role in the musical Chicago.
- It is an exhilarating, high-kicking dance in 2/4 time.
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