Definition of kicking in English:


Line breaks: kick|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪkɪŋ


  • An assault in which the victim is kicked repeatedly: they gave him a good kicking
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    • These included repeated punchings, kickings, beatings with a baseball bat and truncheon, being urinated on and threatened with a syringe and blowtorch.
    • I have seen victims of brutal assaults where head kicking has taken place.
    • Kids lured into cars and tied up in the boot; suburban kickings on a Saturday night; amateur hitmen hired outside concrete-walled pubs; garage suicides and unwanted gropes.


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  • Lively and exciting: their seriously kicking debut, ‘Paradise’
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    • There's a little bit of Walk Like an Egyptian in there, plus brass stabs, a kicking bassline and a bit played on a Theramin.
    • A kicking beat, guitars deftly playing off each other, and a bass line that was pure nous.
    • Well, that was a kicking party…

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