kick at

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kick at someone or something

to make kicking motions toward someone or something. The horse kicked at me, but I knew it was just a threat. The boys kicked at the can aimlessly.
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Postlewaite scored his first goal by hammering in a free kick at the back post seven minutes after halftime.
Abyanli's penalty kick at 58:33 was a slow skimmer that beat the dive of goalkeeper Greg Blevins to give Northridge (8-3-1, 3-1-0 Big West) a 2-1 lead after Chris Sigler was called for a hand ball.
The Uruguay demonstration included Jimmy Nguyen doing a triple kick and Tommy Nguyen jumping over eight people and breaking a board with a kick at the end of the jump.