Translation of kick in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (by person)(by horse)she gave the door a kickwhat she needs is a kick up the backside [colloquial]le dio or le pegó una patada a la puerta1.2 (in swimming)lo que necesita es una patada en el trasero [colloquial]Example sentences1.3 (of gun)
- But when the paramedics tried to leave, two youths attacked them, raining kicks and blows down on their heads and ribs.
- Zhao said she fell to her knees, and then felt repeated kicks or blows to both sides of her head.
- A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.
- He felt the kick of the sniper rifle in his hands.
- Many recruits were worried about the kick of a rifle.
- She could see that he hadn't been lying when he had mentioned the gun's vicious kick; some of the students were unprepared and flinched backwards on impact.
- 2 [colloquial] 2.1 countable (thrill, excitement) he seems to get a kick out of making her crythey broke the fence just for kicksparece que se deleitara haciéndola llorarhe gets his kicks from driving like a maniacrompieron la valla nada más que por divertirse2.2 uncountable (stimulating effect) See examples: this cocktail has a real kick to itmanejar or (Spain) conducir como un loco es como una droga para él2.3 countable (fad, phase) See examples:I'm on a health food kick at the momenteste cóctel es explosivoeste cóctel pega fuerte [colloquial]ahora me ha dado por los alimentos dietéticosExample sentences
- Lately I have been back on the self-examination kick.
- It's part of the whole nostalgia kick, I suspect.
- The last couple of years I've been on a big Motown kick.
- She has a 15-year-old son who goes to Orchard Park, where teenagers were photographed sniffing petrol for kicks.
- Extra undercover officers will patrol city estates in a bid to curb the antics of youngsters who steal cars for kicks or take them for use in other crimes and then burn them out.
- He denied that pupils at his school were taking horse tranquillisers for kicks or that they were less than communicative because of their drug habits.
- 1.1(person)dar patadas(swimmer)(horse)to kick and screamdar cocesthey had to drag him there kicking and screaminggritar y patalear1.2tuvieron que llevarlo hasta allí a rastras(dancer)levantar una piernaExample sentences1.3
(gun)dar una coz or un culatazo or una patadaExample sentences1.4
- The appeal follows a recent spate of vandalism where bins have been set alight, plant pots have been kicked over and garden furniture damaged.
- When he reached the bedroom, he kicked the door open with his foot.
- Caine kicked the door open and hauled them both inside.
- The gun kicked so hard, Bethany smacked herself in the forehead.
- You expect very small, very powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.
- The rifle kicked against his shoulder and the thundering of musket fire grew louder.
- 1(ball)she kicked him in the shinsdarle una patada or un puntapié ahe kicked the boxes out of the wayle pegó una patada en la espinillahe kicked the door open/shutquitó las cajas de en medio de una patadahe was kicked by a horseabrió/cerró la puerta de una patadashe kicked the bedclothes offle dio una coz un caballoto kick oneselfse destapó pataleandoto kick somebody upstairsdarse con la cabeza contra la paredto kick somebody when he's/she's downascender a alguien para quitárselo de en mediopegarle a alguien en el suelo
- 2 (stop) [colloquial](habit)(heroin)I used to smoke, but I've finally kicked itdesengancharse deantes fumaba pero he logrado quitarme el vicioExample sentences
- Some people have said it's easier to withdraw from heroin than to kick the tobacco habit.
- A cocaine vaccine developed by a UK pharmaceutical company could help cocaine addicts kick their habit.
- It's National No-Smoking Day on Wednesday, a day when millions of tobacco addicts try to kick their unpleasant habit.
- → kick around
- 1verb + object + adverb 1.1 (treat badly)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (in football) See examples: they kick off at three
- his parents have kicked him out
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (raise)
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