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 for kick
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kick \Kick\, v. i.
     1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike
        out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper;
        esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a
        habit of doing so. Hence, (figuratively): To show ugly
        resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.
        [1913 Webster]
              I should kick, being kicked.          --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.; also called
        kick back.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Football) To make a kick as an offensive play.
     4. To complain strenuously; to object vigorously.
     5. To resist.

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.
        [1913 Webster]
              He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his
              judges.                               --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
     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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kick \Kick\, n.
     1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with
        the foot.
        [1913 Webster]
              A kick, that scarce would move a horse,
              May kill a sound divine.              --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife,
        which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the
        spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Brickmaking) A projection in a mold, to form a depression
        in the surface of the brick.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. A surge of pleasure; a thrill; -- usually used in the
        phrase get a kick out of; as, I always get a kick out of
        watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump. [informal]
     Syn: bang[3].

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the
           ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
           [syn: kick, boot, kicking]
      2: 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" [syn: bang,
         boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]
      3: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired [syn: recoil,
      4: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the
         service here" [syn: gripe, kick, beef, bitch,
      5: the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain
         drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful
      6: 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"
         [syn: kick, kicking]
      v 1: drive or propel with the foot
      2: thrash about or strike out with the feet
      3: strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the
         door down"
      4: kick a leg up
      5: spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back
         into my shoulder" [syn: kick back, recoil, kick]
      6: stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol" [syn:
         kick, give up]
      7: make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
      8: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;
         "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
         [syn: complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch,
         kvetch] [ant: cheer, cheer up, chirk up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  453 Moby Thesaurus words for "kick":
     Roman candle, abandon, aggressiveness, aid to navigation,
     air a grievance, alarm, amber light, amusement, animal pleasure,
     antagonism, antipathy, backfire, backlash, backlashing, balefire,
     bang, beacon, beacon fire, beat the drum, beef, beefing, bell,
     bell buoy, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, bite, blinker,
     blue peter, bodily pleasure, boggle, boomerang, boot, bounce,
     bounce back, bound, bound back, boycott, break, break the habit,
     briskness, broad hint, bump, buoy, bust, calcitration,
     call in question, can, cannon, cannon off, carnal delight, carom,
     cashier, caution light, challenge, charge, clamor, clashing, clue,
     collision, comfort, complain, complain loudly, complaining,
     complaint, compunction, conflict, confront, confutation,
     contend with, content, contentment, contradiction, contraposition,
     contrariety, contrecoup, counteraction, counterposition,
     counterworking, coziness, crab, crankiness, creature comforts,
     croak, crotchetiness, cry out against, cue, dash, defrock, degrade,
     demonstrate, demonstrate against, demonstration, demote, demur,
     demurrer, deplume, depose, deprive, destructive criticism, dip,
     disbar, discharge, discontinue, disemploy, dismiss, displace,
     displume, dispute, dissent, drive, drop, drop kick, drum out, ease,
     endpleasure, enjoyment, enter a protest, enterprise, entertainment,
     euphoria, except, exception, exchange colors, expel, expostulate,
     expostulation, face down, face out, face up to, faultfinding, fire,
     flag, flag down, flare, flash, flush, fly back, fog bell,
     fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn, forepleasure, fret,
     fret and fume, friction, front, fruition, fun, furlough, fuss,
     gentle hint, gesture, get-up-and-go, ginger, give a signal,
     give the ax, give the gate, give the nod, give up, glance, glimmer,
     glimmering, go light, gong buoy, gratification, great satisfaction,
     green light, grievance, grievance committee, gripe, griping, groan,
     groaning, grouch, grouse, grousing, growl, grumble, grumbling,
     grunt, gusto, guts, hail, hail and speak, half-mast,
     have repercussions, hearty enjoyment, heliograph, high sign, hint,
     hoist a banner, holler, hotness, howl, implication, index,
     indication, indignation meeting, initiative, inkling, innuendo,
     insinuation, intellectual pleasure, interference,
     international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant,
     intimation, inveigh, joie de vivre, jollies, keen pleasure,
     kick against, kick back, kick upstairs, kickback, kicking, kicks,
     knee, lash back, lay off, leave off, leer, let go, let out, lift,
     liveliness, lodge a complaint, look, luxury, make a sign,
     make a stand, make redundant, march, marker beacon, meet head-on,
     murmur, murmuring, mutter, nip, nippiness, nod, nonconformity,
     nonviolent protest, nudge, object, objection, offer resistance,
     oppose, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy,
     parachute flare, peeve, peevishness, pension off, pep, pepper,
     pepperiness, perverseness, pet peeve, petulance, physical pleasure,
     picket, picketing, pilot flag, piss and vinegar, pizzazz,
     place kick, pleasure, poke, police whistle, poop, press objections,
     prompt, protest, protest demonstration, protestation, punch, punt,
     push, qualm, quarantine flag, querulousness, quiet pleasure,
     quiver, raciness, radio beacon, raise a cry, raise a howl, rally,
     reaction, read out of, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrance,
     recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, red flag, red light,
     register a complaint, release, relish, reluct, remonstrance,
     remonstrate, remonstration, remove, renitency, repercuss,
     repercussion, replace, repugnance, repulse, resile, resilience,
     resistance, retire, revolt, ricochet, rocket, rush,
     rush of emotion, sack, sailing aid, salute, satisfaction, scent,
     scolding, scruple, self-gratification, self-indulgence, semaphore,
     semaphore flag, semaphore telegraph, sensation, sensual pleasure,
     sensuous pleasure, separate forcibly, sexual pleasure, shake,
     shiver, show fight, shudder, sign, signal, signal beacon,
     signal bell, signal fire, signal flag, signal gong, signal gun,
     signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket,
     signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, signalize, sit in, sit-in,
     snap, snap back, snappiness, sniping, sound an alarm,
     sound the trumpet, spar buoy, speak, spice, spiciness, spoor,
     spring, spring back, spunk, squawk, squawking, stand, stand at bay,
     stand up against, stand up to, starch, state a grievance, stop,
     stop light, strike, strip, strive against, suggestion,
     superannuate, surge of emotion, surplus, suspend, suspicion,
     swear off, sweetness of life, swimming upstream, symptom, take on,
     tang, tanginess, teach in, teach-in, telltale, the nod, the wink,
     thrill, throw off, thrust, tingle, tingling, titillation, touch,
     track, traffic light, traffic signal, tremor, tremor of excitement,
     turn off, turn out, unfrock, unfurl a flag, verve, vim,
     voluptuousness, wallop, watch fire, wave, wave a flag,
     wave the hand, well-being, whine, whining, whisper, white flag,
     wigwag, wigwag flag, wink, withstand, yap, yapping,
     yell bloody murder, yellow flag, yelp, zest, zestfulness, zing,

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. [IRC] To cause somebody to be removed from a IRC channel, an option
      only available to channel ops. This is an extreme measure, often used to
      combat extreme flamage or flooding, but sometimes used at the CHOP's
      2. To reboot a machine or kill a running process. ?The server's down, let
      me go kick it.?

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     [IRC] To cause somebody to be removed from a IRC channel, an
     option only available to CHOPs.  This is an extreme measure,
     often used to combat extreme flamage or flooding, but
     sometimes used at the chop's whim.  Compare gun.
     [{Jargon File]

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