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Definition of high kick in English:

noun

A kick with the foot high in the air, for example in dancing or martial arts.
Example sentences
  • Music-hall dancers called for shortened skirts, and their high kicks gave more emphasis to the ruffled underside and bloomers than to the exterior of the garments.
  • But, that aside, the fishnets and high kicks of Bob Fosse's choreography are truly spectacular in a production that revives all that murder and mayhem of Chicago's seedier citizens.
  • Then all three are shown in front of a wall of flames, performing a series of martial arts moves, including high kicks and punches.

Derivatives

high-kicking

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The cancan, that high-kicking, exuberant dance of showgirls, originated in Le Moulin Rouge during the 1890s.
  • British star Catherine Zeta Jones took Best Supporting Actress prize for her high-kicking role in the musical Chicago.
  • It is an exhilarating, high-kicking dance in 2/4 time.

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