kick out


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kick out

To remove one from a place or expel someone from an organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "kick" and "out." The movie theater kicked out that guy for sneaking food inside. Greg got kicked out of school for fighting. I just hope they don't kick us out when they realize who we are.
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kick out (at someone or something)

to thrust one's foot outward at something. The ostrich kicked out at the men trying to catch her. The mule kicked out and just missed me.
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kick out

1. Also, boot out. Throw out, dismiss, especially ignominiously. For example, George said they'd been kicked out of the country club, or The owner booted them out of the restaurant for being loud and disorderly. This idiom alludes to expelling someone with a kick in the pants. [Late 1600s]
2. Supply, especially in a sorted fashion, as in The bureau kicked out the precise data for this month's production. [Slang; late 1900s]
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kick out

v. Slang
To dismiss or expel someone; throw someone out: If you make too much noise in the movie theater, they'll kick you out. I got kicked out of French class for making fun of the teacher.
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I know people who have gone bald tearing their hair out over my short kick outs.
They controlled their kick outs very well for a period of the first half, got it up fast, got the scores and every time we seemed to come back and get within striking distance they seemed to push on.
In the GAA it's only from kick outs and it's between the two 45s so I suppose a referee will be set and will be waiting for it to happen so I don't think it will be a big problem for them.
Cluxton has great kick outs and you have to (target them), to be fair," said O'Sullivan.
The ball boys gave them the ball back straight away for throws and kick outs while it took a week to get the ball back for us.
It is rumoured that O'Leary was told that his kick outs were long enough and that was the reason he was being axed.