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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 kick /ˈkɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kick v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kicked p. pr. & vb. n. Kicking.]
 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 judges.   --Macaulay.
 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. & Low]
 To kick oneself, to experience strong regret; as, he kicked himself for not investing in the stock market in 1995.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    I should kick, being kicked.   --Shak.
 2. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.; also called kick back.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kick, n.
 1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.
 A kick, that scarce would move a horse,
 May kill a sound divine.   --Cowper.
 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.
 3. Brickmaking A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.
 4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: 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]
      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, beef, bitch, squawk]
      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: 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]
      6: stop consuming; "kick a habit"
      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, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch]
         [ant: cheer]