kick against

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kick against someone or something

to give someone or something a blow with the foot. I kicked against the side of the television set, and it came on. He kicked against the giant of a man, but it had no effect.
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Willian then thundered a free kick against the bar within two minutes of the restart as Chelsea piled forward but the hosts stood firm, thwarted their best efforts and twice forced Begovic into action at the other end.
It was because of that it was such a good buzz when I was successful with my kick against Ireland.
Beattie struck his 70th-minute spot kick against the bar after Hill's Billy Jones had punished a defensive error to cancel out an eighth-minute opener courtesy of Craig Bingham's diving header from a Steve Agnew cross.
This is the second consecutive month that Geremi has won the award, scooping February's for his exquisite free kick against Liverpool, and the third time in total that he's taken the title, having won it in October.
Before that, during Bangor's sustained bombardment, Kenny Burgess headed over from barely a yard, Marc Lloyd Williams put an overhead kick against the woodwork and Owain Jones just missed the target.
Following the dedication, Hamm demonstrated her record-breaking kick against Tom Clarke, Nike president and COO, on Nike's new soccer field.
Of course his two ice cool penalties at United spring to mind, as does that free kick against Sunderland.
That's why getting that kick against Ireland was the best feeling ever.
World Cup misses 1 Asamoah Gyan: With the last kick in extra time against Uruguay the striker had the chance to put Ghana into the semi-finals and smashed his spot kick against the bar 2 David Trezeguet: The 2006 final between France and Italy went to penalties and Trezeguet, who scored the golden goal for Les Bleus in the Euro 2000 final, was second up.
Last week we saw Mr Dowd award a foul to Man Utd when Ronaldo missed his kick against Blackburn.
You could see he has, one, natural leg strength; two, consistency in turning the ball over; and three, natural hands,'' said Minnesota scout Ryan Monnens, who watched Kluwe kick against the Vikings in the final exhibition game.
The United boss thought Chelsea debutant Cahill should have been sent off as he was the last man, and Ferguson said: "That linesman (Cann), (has) given a penalty kick against us from 40 yards away last year against Liverpool, this year against Arsenal - and he can't see that?
The winner arrived 12 minutes from time when Didier Drogba smashed a free kick against the post, only for the ball to hit goalkeeper Mohd Izham Tarmizi and go in.
The kick against Bourgoin was the highlight of my Connacht career but I hope to go one better against Jonny (left) and Toulon.
Windass fired a free kick against the woodwork but Danny Cadamarteri was on hand to tuck home the rebound.