Synonyms of kick


1. kick, boot, kicking, blow

usage: the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"

2. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick, exhilaration, excitement

usage: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

3. recoil, kick, movement, motion

usage: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

4. gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk, objection

usage: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"

5. kick, stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input

usage: the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

6. kick, kicking, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: 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"


1. kick, propel, impel

usage: drive or propel with the foot

2. kick, strike out

usage: thrash about or strike out with the feet

3. kick, hit

usage: strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"

4. kick, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: kick a leg up

5. kick back, recoil, kick, bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

usage: spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

6. kick, give up, waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with

usage: stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"

7. kick, score, hit, tally, rack up

usage: make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"

8. complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch

usage: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

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Definition and meaning of kick (Dictionary)