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kick

1. slang, noun 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. slang, noun The strong sensation experienced from consuming something, 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. slang, noun 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

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.

kicks

n. cleats or shoes; gym shoes. (see also kick.) Don’t you dare wear those kicks in here!
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For handling both the place kicking and punting duties for the Argonauts, he was paid about $35,000 a year in U.
Dan built a wooden kicking machine (see photos, above) before completing the steps below.
The next day, as a memory prompt, each infant passively watched one of the mobiles for 2 minutes while it was moved at the rate at which that baby had ended up kicking the day before.
It is an important program because it provides a fun, lively and energizing forum for boys and girls to learn about competition and sports at a young age as they compete against their peers in punting, passing and place kicking," concluded Flick.
By Don Osborne, Kicking Specialist, Thomasville, NC
Ever 3-month-olds learn that kicking sets the mobile in motion, and they retain this knowledge for three to five days, Rovee-Collier says.
Asai has considerable experience in examining the underlying science of soccer ball kicking and working with boot manufacturers to apply his expertise.
Ainsworth and Folk, Sailer's first pupils, will face off again as rivals Friday, with Folk (Notre Dame High) kicking for Arizona and Ainsworth (Thousand Oaks High) for Arizona State.
SHEFFIELD, England, WAVRE, Belgium, and YAMAGATA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2002--Three collaborating groups of researchers have used wind tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and other computer simulation techniques to unravel some of the underlying mysteries behind "bending" a soccer ball during kicking, which will be a feature of the upcoming Soccer World Cup in Japan and Korea this year.
This week's opponent, Washington State, doesn't seem too keen on kicking Drew's way either.
If you want your kids to know how important the kicking game is, you will have to develop a culture about your best athletes competing for kicking- game spots.
I'm sure I'll be all right, and (I'm) kicking all right,'' Medlock said.
In other words, the receiving team gets the ball at the kicking team's line of scrimmage.
Cummings, who had never had formal training in kicking, got into former UCLA kicker Chris Sailer's burgeoning clinic and became a much better kicker.