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kick
British English: /kɪk/
American English: /kɪk/

Translation of kick in Italian:

noun

  • 1
    (of horse, donkey, cow, goat) calcio (masculine)
    (of swimmer) battuta (feminine) delle gambe
    to give somebody, the door a kick
    dare o tirare un calcio a qualcuno, alla porta
    to aim o take a kick at somebody, something (person)
    tirare un calcio a qualcuno, qualcosa
    she aimed a kick at the goal
    tirò in porta
    to get a kick on the leg, in the stomach (from person, horse, donkey, cow)
    ricevere un calcio alla gamba, nello stomaco
    to give somebody a kick up the backside o in the pants [informal]
    dare un bel calcio nel sedere a qualcuno (also figurative)
  • 2 [informal] (thrill)it gives her a kick to do
    la diverte un mondo fare
    to get a kick from doing
    emozionarsi a fare

transitive verb

  • (once)
    (person)
    dare, tirare un calcio a (person, table, door)
    (horse, donkey, cow, goat)
    dare un calcio a (person)
    (repeatedly) prendere a calci, tirare calci a (person, object)
    to kick somebody on the leg, in the face, in the stomach (person, horse, donkey, cow)
    dare un calcio a qualcuno alla gamba, in faccia, nello stomaco
    to kick something over a wall, under the bed
    mandare qualcosa con un calcio oltre il muro, sotto il letto
    to kick something away
    spostare qualcosa con un calcio
    he kicked dust into my face
    mi ha gettato la polvere in faccia con un calcio
    to kick a hole o dent in something
    ammaccare qualcosa con un calcio
    to kick one's legs (in the air) (baby) to kick a goal to kick the ball into touch (in rugby)
    mandare la palla oltre le linee laterali

intransitive verb

  • 1 (person)
    (once) dare un calcio
    (repeatedly) tirare calci
    (swimmer)
    sbattere i piedi
    (dancer)
    slanciare la gamba
    (cow, horse)
    calciare, scalciare
    to kick at somebody, something (person)
    dare un calcio a qualcuno, qualcosa
    the horse kicked at me
    il cavallo scalciò contro di me
    to kick for touch (in rugby)
    calciare in touche

Idioms

a (real) kick in the teeth o ass

(American English) [informal]
una batosta o un calcio in faccia

it's better than a kick in the teeth

[informal]
è meglio di niente

to kick somebody when they're down

= criticare, offendere, danneggiare una persona che si trova in una posizione svantaggiata

to kick the habit

[informal]
(of smoking) smettere

I could have kicked myself

mi sarei preso a schiaffi da solo (for doing per aver fatto)

to be alive and kicking

to kick over the traces

(British English)
ribellarsi

to kick one's heels

restare ad aspettare o girarsi i pollici

to be kicked upstairs

= essere mandato a occupare una posizione apparentemente più prestigiosa, ma in realtà meno influente

Phrasal verbs

kick against:

kick against [something]
(resist) opporsi a (idea, suggestion)
(fight against) ribellarsi a (rules, system)
to kick against doing
rifiutarsi di fare

kick around

about:

1 kick around, about [informal]the watering can is kicking around o about in the garden
l'innaffiatoio è da qualche parte in giardino
that idea's been kicking around o about for years
questa idea è in circolazione da anni o sono anni che si parla di questa idea
he's been kicking around Europe for a year
sta andando in giro o sta girovagando per l'Europa da un anno
2 kick [something] around, about 2.1
prendere a calci (ball, object)
2.2 [informal]
discutere (idea)
3 kick [somebody, something] around, about (treat badly)
maltrattare, strapazzare (person, toys, objects)
I won't be kicked around o about by anyone
non permetterò che mi trattino a pesci in faccia

kick back:

1 kick back (firearm) 2 kick [something] back, kick back [something] 2.1
rinviare con un calcio (ball, object)
2.2 (American English) (Economics)
rimborsare (money)

kick down:

kick [something] down, kick down [something] (horse)
buttare giù a calci (fence)

kick in:

1 kick in (American English) [informal] (contribute) 2 kick [something] in, kick in [something]
sfondare a calci (door, window, box)
to kick somebody's teeth o face in [informal]
spaccare la faccia a qualcuno

kick off:

1 kick off 1.1 (Sport) 1.2 [informal] (person, meeting, tour, concert) 2 kick off [something], kick [something] off 2.1 2.2 [informal]
cominciare (meeting, tour, concert)
3 kick [somebody] off [informal]
escludere da (committee, board of directors)

kick out:

1 kick out
(person)
tirare calci
to kick out at somebody
(person)
prendere a calci qualcuno
to kick out against
opporsi a (idea, injustice)
ribellarsi contro (system)
2 kick [somebody] out, kick out [somebody] [informal]
cacciare via, buttare fuori (a calci, a pedate) (troublemaker, intruder)
espellere (team member, employee)

kick over:

kick [something] over, kick over [something]

kick up:

kick [something] up, kick up [something]
sollevare (sand, dust)
to kick up a fuss o stink [informal]
piantare grane o fare un casino (about per)

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