- 1to hit something with your foot
- 2to move your legs or feet violently and noisily
- 3to stop doing something
Using kick: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "kick" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
He kicked the ball into the goal.
She kicked off her shoes and relaxed on the couch.
I'm trying to kick my smoking habit.
kick Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using kick
He kicked the bucket at the age of 90.
I really kicked myself for forgetting her birthday.
to promote someone to a higher position, often as a way of getting rid of them
The company decided to kick him upstairs to a less important role.
Phrases with kick
The medicine should kick in within a few minutes.
The bouncer kicked out the rowdy patrons.
We were just kicking around some ideas for the project.
Summary: kick in Brief
The verb 'kick' [kɪk] refers to hitting something with your foot, moving your legs or feet violently and noisily, or stopping doing something. It can be used in phrases like 'kick in,' meaning to start taking effect, and idioms like 'kick the bucket,' meaning to die. 'Kick' also has informal synonyms like 'boot' and 'whack.'