kick (oneself)

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kick

1. noun, slang A sense of enjoyment, amusement, or excitement. Even as an adult, I still get a kick out of building sandcastles at the beach. She really gets a kick out of doing wheelies on her motorcycle in front of an audience.
2. noun, slang The strong sensation experienced from consuming something with a potent effect or flavor, such as a drug, a drink of alcohol, or a spicy food. Wow, that hot sauce has a real kick to it. My ears are burning!
3. noun, slang A shoe. Always used in the plural. Yo, check out those kicks. Are they original Jordans?
4. verb, slang To overcome an addiction. It took gum, patches, and counseling, but I've finally kicked smoking.

kick (oneself)

To reprove or rebuke oneself; to be angry with or disappointed in oneself. Usually used in continuous tenses. I knew I'd be kicking myself later if I came back and the bag was gone, so I went ahead and bought it. Plenty of companies are kicking themselves for not investing in the technology at an earlier stage.
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kick oneself (for doing something)

Fig. to regret doing something. I could just kick myself for going off and not locking the car door. Now the car has been stolen. Don't kick yourself. It's insured.
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kick oneself

Berate oneself, reproach one-self, as in I've been kicking myself all day for forgetting the keys. [Late 1800s]
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kick yourself

If you kick yourself for doing something, you are annoyed with yourself for doing it. I was still kicking myself for not paying attention. I immediately regretted having said this — I could have kicked myself.
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kick yourself

be annoyed with yourself for doing something foolish or missing an opportunity.
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ˈkick yourself

(informal) be angry with yourself for something you have done or not done: Buy it. It’s a real bargain. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t.I told John that Susan was really lazy. Then somebody told me that she was a good friend of his. I could have kicked myself for being so stupid.
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kick

verb

kick

1. n. a charge or good feeling (from something); pleasure or enjoyment from something. (see also get a kick out of someone/something.) That song really gives me a kick. I love it!
2. n. the jolt from a drug or a drink of strong liquor. The kick nearly knocked Harry over.
3. tv. to break a drug addiction voluntarily. (Drugs.) I knew I had the guts in me somewhere to kick juice.
4. n. a complaint. You got another kick, troublemaker?
5. in. to complain. Why are you always kicking?
6. Go to kicks.
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Two years on, she's sunnily self-possessed and newly married to Adrian, an old friend, but I sense she is still kicking herself.
Readenour - who hid his sordid past to get work in Scotland - continued that his victim would be "miserable living in depressing Scotland" and added: "I hope she's kicking herself in the a**, maybe she needs to look at giving me attitudes all the time and do stuff with me outdoors and stop leading a boring life.
60 metre throw in Aberdeen yesterday but is still kicking herself for blowing her bid for a medal at last month's European Under-23 Championships.
Actress Melanie Hill tells Susan Griffin why she's prepared for a backlash, both on and off the set MELANIE Hill isn't one to lament the past, but admits there's one mistake she's still kicking herself over.
The problem is that along the way, she questions her abilities, kicking herself with her mountain goat legs.
TRAINER Evanna McCutcheon was yesterday kicking herself for withdrawing Maarek from tomorrow's Darley July Cup, as rain eased the ground at Newmarket.
Hoefl-Riesch was left kicking herself after taking the lead on the third split and looking set for another gold.
The source continued, "With the recent allegations that Dean cheated on Tori, she's now kicking herself for not securing the prenup with Dean.
I bet Katie is kicking herself with her sky-high stilettos that she let this one go.
She didn't want to live her life in front of the world's prying eyes so she's kicking herself now.
She would have been kicking herself had she failed to complete the major quartet, given the size, experience and power advantage she brought to her first meeting with Errani.
But Liverpool's other representative, Jennifer Ellison, returned to the rink after kicking herself on the head with her ice skate and suffering a gash on her scalp during last weekend's show.
The actress is now kicking herself for not realizing what was going on at the time.
McVein could make it only to third on a single by Lynzee Halcott, and was kicking herself after the center fielder briefly mishandled the ball.