kick
noun.
the act of delivering a blow with the foot
he gave the ball a powerful kick|the team's kicking was excellent
Synonym: boot, kicking
noun.
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
noun.
the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
Synonym: recoil
noun.
informal terms for objecting
I have a gripe about the service here
Synonym: squawk, gripe, bitch, beef
noun.
the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)
a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick
noun.
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
Synonym: kicking
verb.
drive or propel with the foot
verb.
thrash about or strike out with the feet
verb.
strike with the foot
The boy kicked the dog|Kick the door down
verb.
kick a leg up
verb.
spring back, as from a forceful thrust
The gun kicked back into my shoulder
Synonym: kick back, recoil
verb.
stop consuming
kick a habit|give up alcohol
Synonym: give up
verb.
make a goal
He kicked the extra point after touchdown
verb.
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
My mother complains all day|She has a lot to kick about