- 1 c 1.1 (by person) patada (f), puntapié (m); (by horse) coz (f) she gave the door a kick le dio or le pegó una patada a la puerta what she needs is a kick up the backside [colloquial/familiar] lo que necesita es una patada en el trasero [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (in swimming) patada (f)More example sentences1.3 (of gun) coz (f), culatazo (m), patada (f)
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- But when the paramedics tried to leave, two youths attacked them, raining kicks and blows down on their heads and ribs.
- Zhao said she fell to her knees, and then felt repeated kicks or blows to both sides of her head.
- A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.
- He felt the kick of the sniper rifle in his hands.
- Many recruits were worried about the kick of a rifle.
- She could see that he hadn't been lying when he had mentioned the gun's vicious kick; some of the students were unprepared and flinched backwards on impact.
- 2 [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 c (thrill, excitement) placer (m) he seems to get a kick out of making her cry parece que se deleitara haciéndola llorar they broke the fence just for kicks rompieron la valla nada más que por divertirse he gets his kicks from driving like a maniac manejar or (Esp) conducir como un loco es como una droga para él 2.2 u (stimulating effect) this cocktail has a real kick to it este cóctel es explosivo, este cóctel pega fuerte [familiar/colloquial] 2.3 c (fad, phase) I'm on a health food kick at the moment ahora me ha dado por los alimentos dietéticosMore example sentences
- She has a 15-year-old son who goes to Orchard Park, where teenagers were photographed sniffing petrol for kicks.
- Extra undercover officers will patrol city estates in a bid to curb the antics of youngsters who steal cars for kicks or take them for use in other crimes and then burn them out.
- He denied that pupils at his school were taking horse tranquillisers for kicks or that they were less than communicative because of their drug habits.
Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.
- 1.1 [person] dar* patadas, patalear; [swimmer] patalear; [horse] cocear, dar* coces to kick and scream gritar y patalear they had to drag him there kicking and screaming tuvieron que llevarlo hasta allí a rastras 1.2 [dancer] levantar una pierna 1.3 [gun] dar* una coz or un culatazo or una patadaMore example sentences1.4 [runner] acelerar, picar* (Chi)
- The gun kicked so hard, Bethany smacked herself in the forehead.
- You expect very small, very powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.
- The rifle kicked against his shoulder and the thundering of musket fire grew louder.
- 1 [ball] patear, darle* una patada or un puntapié a she kicked him in the shins le pegó una patada en la espinilla he kicked the boxes out of the way quitó las cajas de en medio de una patada he kicked the door open/shut abrió/cerró la puerta de una patada he was kicked by a horse le dio una coz un caballo she kicked the bedclothes off se destapó pataleando to kick oneself darse* con la cabeza contra la pared, darse* de patadas to kick sb upstairs ascender* a algn para quitárselo de en medio to kick sb when he's/she's down pegarle* a algn en el sueloMore example sentences
- The appeal follows a recent spate of vandalism where bins have been set alight, plant pots have been kicked over and garden furniture damaged.
- When he reached the bedroom, he kicked the door open with his foot.
- Caine kicked the door open and hauled them both inside.
- 2 (stop) [colloquial/familiar] [habit] dejar; [heroin] desengancharse de I used to smoke, but I've finally kicked it antes fumaba pero he logrado quitarme el vicioMore example sentences
- Some people have said it's easier to withdraw from heroin than to kick the tobacco habit.
- A cocaine vaccine developed by a UK pharmaceutical company could help cocaine addicts kick their habit.
- It's National No-Smoking Day on Wednesday, a day when millions of tobacco addicts try to kick their unpleasant habit.
kick againstv + prep + o
- v + o + adv 1.1 (treat badly) maltratar, tratar a las patadas [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 [idea/suggestion] estudiar 1.3to kick a ball around pelotear 1.1v + prep + o 2.1 (be present) andar* por he's still kicking around London, isn't he? todavía anda por Londres, ¿no? 2.2 (wander aimlessly) deambular or andar* dando vueltas por 1.2v + adv (be present) this umbrella's been kicking around for months hace meses que este paraguas anda (dando vueltas) por aquí
kick backv + adv (AmE)
- [colloquial/familiar] tranquilizarse*, calmarse
kick downv + o + adv, v + adv + o
kick out (of)v + o + adv (+ prep + o)
- echar his parents have kicked him out sus padres lo han echado de casa or [familiar/colloquial] lo han puesto de patitas en la calle she was kicked out of college la expulsaron de la universidad he got kicked out of the bar lo echaron or lo sacaron del bar a patadas [familiar/colloquial]
- v + o + adv, v + adv + o (raise) [leaves/dust] levantar 1.1v + adv + o to kick up a fuss o stink armar una bronca [familiar/colloquial], montar un número or un cirio (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] to kick up a din o row armar un escándalo