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


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  • 2 informal I get a kick out of driving a racing car the murderer was a lunatic who killed for kicks
    thrill, excitement, stimulation, tingle; 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


kick against

young people are expected to kick against the establishment
[Antonyms] accept
resistrebel againstopposestruggle/fight againstrefuse to acceptprotest againstcomplain aboutrage againstgrumble aboutobject todefydisobeyrejectspurn informalgripe aboutgrouse aboutbeef aboutbitch about

kick someone/something around

kick back

North American informal take a moment to kick back and enjoy an ice cream relaxunwindtake it easyresttake one's easeslow downlet upease up/offbe at leisuresit backlazeenjoy oneselfNorth American informalchill outhang loose

kick off

informal the festival kicks off on Monday the installation kicks off a three-year project startbeginget goingget off the groundget under wayopenstart offset goingset in motionlaunchput in placeinitiateintroduceinaugurateusher instart the ball rolling informalget the show on the road formalcommence

kick someone out

informal he was kicked out of his regiment for insubordination expelsend awayejectturn outthrow outforce outoustevictput outget rid ofdismissdischarge informalchuck outsend packingboot outshow the door togive someone their marching ordersthrow someone out on their earsackfiregive someone the bootaxeBritish informalgive someone the pushgive someone the elbowgive someone the big Ebin offturf outNorth American informalgive someone the airgive someone the bum's rush

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