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 for kicking
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 :

  kicking \kicking\ n.
     The act of delivering a blow with the foot.
     Syn: kick, boot.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     alive and kicking alive and vigorously active.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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]
      2: 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]

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