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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.


1. slang Excellent, great, or exceptionally entertaining. In all uses, it is sometimes colloquially spelled or pronounced "kickin'." That was one kickin' party, dude!
2. slang Exceptionally fashionable or stylish. Wow, man, that suit is kickin'!
3. slang Still alive and active, especially despite old age. I just found out that Old Man Murphy is still alive and kicking. He must be 104 by now!
See also: kick
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and kicken
mod. wild; super; excellent. I don’t know where you get your clothes, but that jacket’s kickin’.
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To investigate the effect of kicking effort on 20-m side foot-kick accuracy, the participants were instructed to perform the same kicking-accuracy test with either a match-relevant ball speed or maximal ball speed.
The kicking trials were performed on an artificial turf, similar to the turf used during games, while all participants wore their own soccer shoes.
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The Blues coach revealed he has the likes of Jamie Roberts and Tom Shanklin staying behind after training to improve their kicking game.
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"There's the skill of kicking the ball, then the next thing is, can you do it under pressure?
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Scully missed three from six at Warrington last week and hopefully Sean Long, who has slotted 24 two-pointers this term, might be given the nod at some stage to jock Sculthorpe off the kicking.
I was too upset with myself for not kicking up that desert dust.
When you can kick the ball every time, see if you can step forward with the opposite foot--the foot you are not kicking with--just before you kick the ball.
A child's kicking rate during a subsequent 2-minute viewing of the third mobile, after the ribbon had been removed, provided a measure of the extent to which the kicking task had been learned.
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Kicking legend Neil Jenkins has warned the Wales squad of the threat of Irish outside-half Ronan O'Gara ahead of the Six Nations showdown at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.