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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Kick \Kick\ (k[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kicked (k[i^]kt); p.
pr. & vb. n. Kicking.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.]
1. To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a
horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.
He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his
2. To evict or remove from a place or position, usually with
out or off; as, they kicked him off the staff; he was
kicked out of the restaurant; the landlord kicked them out
of the apartment for making too much noise.
3. (Sport) To score (goals or points) by kicking; as, they
kicked three field goals in the game.
4. To discontinue; -- usually used of habitual activities;
as, to kick a habit; he kicked his drug habit.
To kick the beam, to fit up and strike the beam; -- said of
the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found
wanting in weight. --Milton.
To kick the bucket, to lose one's life; to die. [Colloq. &
To kick oneself, to experience strong regret; as, he kicked
himself for not investing in the stock market in 1995.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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