Definition - kicks

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  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"
  2. the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
  3. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
  4. informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
  5. make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
  6. the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  7. stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
  8. 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"
  9. strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
  10. spring back, as from a force

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