kick (

     n 1: the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the
          ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was
          excellent" [syn: boot, kicking]
     2: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a
        great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for
        kicks" [syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill]
     3: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired [syn: recoil]
     4: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the
        service here" [syn: gripe, beef, bitch, squawk]
     5: the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain
        drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful
     6: a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or
        calisthenics; "the kick must be synchronized with the arm
        movements"; "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"
        [syn: kicking]
     v 1: drive or propel with the foot, as in sports such as football
     2: thrash about or strike out with the feet
     3: strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the
        door down"
     4: kick a leg up
     5: spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back
        into my shoulder" [syn: kick back, recoil]
     6: stop consuming; "kick a habit"
     7: make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
     8: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;
        "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick
        about" [syn: complain, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch]
        [ant: cheer]