Definition of drop kick in English:

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drop kick

Pronunciation: /ˈdräp ˌkik/


1(Formerly, in football) a kick made by dropping the ball and kicking after it touches the ground.
Example sentences
  • Storm clouds could pile in from the Antarctic, but it was still possible to bounce the ball and let fly with a drop kick.
  • Jonny Wilkinson became an overnight household name after scoring the last-minute drop kick which won England the rugby World Cup last November on a rainy night in Sydney.
  • It doesn't matter if it's all penalties or a drop kick from the halfway line in the last minute of the match which gives you victory, a win is a win.
1.1(Chiefly in martial arts) a flying kick made against an opponent while dropping to the ground.
Example sentences
  • A drop kick caught her by surprise, and she was hurled backwards by its supernatural force.
  • One theory is that this was inflicted by some kind of kung fu or karate drop kick.
  • I followed that up with a drop kick to the chest, and a snap kick to the temple.


(drop-kick) [with object]
Kick using a drop kick.
Example sentences
  • Players use their hands, but cannot carry the ball for more than three steps, so they have to bounce it off the ground, drop-kick it back up to themselves, or send it on to another player.
  • ‘Don't go away, ‘Tarrant said, ‘because we'll be drop-kicking a lot more your way in just a couple of minutes.’
  • Ben drop-kicked their opponent, sending him into the wall.

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Syllabification: drop kick

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