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kick out

1. Literally, to force someone or something out of some place by kicking. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "kick" and "out." I kicked the raccoon out through the open door. I opened the car door and used my foot to kick out all the trash that had piled up on the floor along the back seat.
2. To force a person or animal to leave some place. 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. I had to kick the dogs out for a while because they were getting mud all over the house.
3. To expel someone from an organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "kick" and "out." Greg got kicked out of school for fighting. The board of directors kicked the CEO out of the company for his actions.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"I know people who have gone bald tearing their hair out over my short kick outs. I got a lot of criticism for it.
The biggest chance is that teams are working short kick outs and people are playing percentages and they don't want to make it a contest any more.
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"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.