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Synonyms of kick in English:


  • 1 her attacker punched and kicked her she kicked a box in his direction
    boot, punt, strike with the foot;
    propel, drive, knock, send;
    Scottish  blooter
    British informal put the boot into, welly
  • 2 informal he was struggling to kick his drug habit
    give up, break, get out of, abandon, end, escape from;
    informal shake, pack in, lay off, quit
    [Antonyms] take up, start
  • 3 the gun kicked so hard that he flinched
    recoil, spring back, fly back
  • Phrases

    kick against
    young people are expected to kick against the establishment
    [Antonyms] accept
    resist, rebel against, oppose, struggle/fight against, refuse to accept;
    protest against, complain about, rage against, grumble about, object to;
    defy, disobey, reject, spurn
    kick someone/something around
  • 1 we feel we are undervalued and get kicked around
    abuse, mistreat, maltreat, treat disrespectfully, treat inconsiderately, push around/about, boss about/around, trample on, take for granted
    informal mess about/around, walk all over
  • 2 they began to kick around the idea of sending a man into space
    discuss, talk over, debate, thrash out, consider, moot, toy with, play with, argue the pros and cons of
  • informal
    kick back
    North American informal take a moment to kick back and enjoy an ice cream
    relax, unwind, take it easy, rest, take one's ease, slow down, let up, ease up/off, be at leisure, sit back, laze, enjoy oneself
    North American informal chill out, hang loose
    kick off
    informal the festival kicks off on Monday the installation kicks off a three-year project
    start, begin, get going, get off the ground, get under way;
    open, start off, set going, set in motion, launch, put in place, initiate, introduce, inaugurate, usher in, start the ball rolling
    formal commence
    kick someone out
    informal he was kicked out of his regiment for insubordination
    expel, send away, eject, turn out, throw out, force out, oust, evict, put out, get rid of;
    informal chuck out, send packing, boot out, show the door to, give someone their marching orders, throw someone out on their ear, sack, fire, give someone the boot, axe
    North American informal give someone the air, give someone the bum's rush


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  • 1 he gave the ball a kick
  • 2 informal I get a kick out of driving a racing car the murderer was a lunatic who killed for kicks
    fun, enjoyment, amusement, pleasure, gratification
    informal buzz, high
    North American informal charge
  • 3 informal caffeine-free cola for those who want the taste without the kick mustard is mixed into the dough to give the roll a delicious kick
    potency, stimulant effect, alcoholic effect, strength, power, punch;
    tang, zest, bite, piquancy, edge, pungency, spice, savour
    informal zip, zing, zap, pep, oomph
  • 4 informal their parents had gone on a health kick and refused to buy junk food
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