from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. (often kickin') Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable.
  • adj. Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking)
  • n. The action of the verb to kick.
  • n. A violent assault involving repeated kicks.
  • v. Present participle of kick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of delivering a blow with the foot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of delivering a blow with the foot
  • n. a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "Not kicking, I wouldn't say _kicking_, Mr. Hicks, but it has been suggested -- I have been thinking that it might be _pleasanter_ for you and Red to have your own table."

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  • It must be that you think "kicking" is your throwing a hissy fit and never supporting your claims.

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  • Just like those ads that ask you to “call youy congressman and tell them puppy-kicking is not okay” are really just weighing in on anumal cruelty!

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  • It resulted in kicking out an incompetent Republican president and reclaiming Congress for the Democrats.

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  • Lastly, let's not forget that CNN just like MSNBC did their part in kicking the better candidate-Hillary Clinton-to the curb.

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  • I would like to point out at this juncture that a sense of direction is worth cultivating vis-a-vis the goal that is yours and the goal that is theirs; inviting as it may be, there is no point in kicking the ball into your own goal, and nor should you congratulate and pat on the back anyone who achieves this feat.

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  • Causes of 'Flash Crash' While regulators are emphasizing the role a single trade played in kicking off the May 6 "flash crash," some are arguing that takes the focus away from the broader, underlying causes of the stock market's failure that afternoon.

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  • And a specialy thanks to the many of you who've shared links to these pieces on Twitter: @padmasree, @timoreillywereinstrumental in kicking off the broader conversation around the recent Google post, and it was really gratifying to see @wilw find a quote in my Free Criticism essay that really seems to have struck a nerve.

    Anil Dash

  • Those interested in kicking the tyres really hard on Flash crashes and reporting back to Mozilla should give it a go, as should anyone developing extensions or testing site compatibility.

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  • During the Revolutionary War, he was successful in kicking the British out of Boston and succeeding at Saratoga and Yorktown.

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