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English definition of “kick”

kick

verb     /kɪk/
A1 [I or T] to hit someone or something with the foot , or to move the feet and legs suddenly and violently : I kicked the ball as hard as I could. He was accused of kicking a man in the face . She felt the baby kicking inside her.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain [I] If a gun kicks, it jumps back suddenly and with force when the gun is fired .Guns be kicking yourself/could have kicked yourself C2 used to say that you are very annoyed with yourself because you have done something stupid or missed a chance : When I realized what I'd done I could have kicked myself. They must be kicking themselves for selling their shares too early.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of kick verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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