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kick against (someone or something)

1. To attempt to push away from someone or something with a thrust of the foot. I kicked against the man as he tried to grab hold of me. The acrobat leapt into the air, kicked against the wall, and performed a backward somersault.
2. To propel someone or something into someone or something else with a kick. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "kick" and "against." He's out in the back yard kicking a soccer ball against the wall. The karate master kicked the would-be assailant against the fence and knocked him out with a punch to the head.
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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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Dubai: Cristiano Ronaldo picked up two Globe Soccer Awards at Madinat Jumeirah on Thursday for Player of the Year and Goal of the Year for his overhead kick against Juventus.
Former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was also believed to be in the running for his overhead kick against Juventus, but it was Salah who walked away with the award.
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.
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.
With 10 minutes left Callejon got the better of Rogerio following a bouncing cross before substitute Arkadiusz Milik sent an overhead kick against the hosts' bar.
Of course his two ice cool penalties at United spring to mind, as does that free kick against Sunderland.
But he reckons a winning kick against the French at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday would become the high spot...
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.
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?
Davies hammered the spot kick against the crossbar and another chance went begging when Danny Hall headed over.
Beckham scored with a trademark free kick against Greece in the last minute of extra time, earning his team a 2-2 draw.
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.