- v. transitive To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic To start or connect suddenly.
- v. transitive and intransitive, idiomatic To contribute, especially to a collection of money.
- v. open violently
- v. enter a particular state
- v. contribute to some cause
“So that was another kick in the head for the Old Buzzard ...”
“Shelley's words were a kick in the stomach that made the twin-tub sensation feel like minor indigestion.”
“It would be easier to be sure of the element of surprise if he could just get across the front porch without being seen and kick in the front door — but Deever was watching out that way.”
“On the way to the car, she stopped to give Tommy Sifakis a kick in the balls.”
“We're already seeing inflation start to flare, some of the recent commodities activity, and I just--I'm hoping that Mr. Obama's re-election ambitions kick in here and he says, I need to get this unemployment growth down, and also it's not going to help me if we've got $5-a-gallon gasoline next year, so forget the stimulus, forget the monetary creation.”
“‘It was at night … You couldn’t see a thing … We were separated … There were shots and shouting and chases … I was hit in the chest and I started to run … A couple of cops grabbed me … I bit one of them and forced the other to let go with a kick in the guts …”
“You have only to kick in the door," he told Rundstedt,”
“Sometimes an ankle was nipped, and if Pellico's dog occasionally got a kick in return, it was not more than his due.”
“All you'll have to do is show up and fetch what ails them a good kick in the goolies, do a backflip or two, and everybody's happy.”
“I asked, giving Coelle a swift kick in the shins, which she also ignored.”
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