Meaning of “free kick” in the English Dictionary

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"free kick" in British English

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free kicknoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfriː ˈkɪk/ us /ˌfriː ˈkɪk/

Examples from literature

  • In a free kick his opponents may not come within ten yards of where the ball was caught and some member of his team may kick either a drop kick, punt or place kick as he sees fit. 
  • When the ball is kicked, a member of the opposing team who raises his hand and stands in one spot is entitled to make a catch without interference, which if successful gives his team a free kick. 

(Definition of “free kick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)