kick against (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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