Meaning of “kick” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /kɪk/
HIT [ I, T ]

A1 to hit or move something or someone with your foot:

The boys were kicking a ball back and forth.
She kicked me in the stomach.
They tried to kick the door down.

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to move your feet and legs forwards or backwards quickly and with force:

I kicked at them and screamed for help.
kick yourself informal

to be very annoyed with yourself for doing something stupid or wrong:

I could have kicked myself for saying that.
→ See also be alive and kicking/well

(Definition of “kick verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)