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kick

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.

kick (oneself)

To reprove or rebuke oneself; to be angry with or disappointed in oneself. Usually used in continuous tenses. I knew I'd be kicking myself later if I came back and the bag was gone, so I went ahead and bought it. Plenty of companies are kicking themselves for not investing in the technology at an earlier stage.
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kick oneself (for doing something)

Fig. to regret doing something. I could just kick myself for going off and not locking the car door. Now the car has been stolen. Don't kick yourself. It's insured.
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kick oneself

Berate oneself, reproach one-self, as in I've been kicking myself all day for forgetting the keys. [Late 1800s]
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kick yourself

If you kick yourself for doing something, you are annoyed with yourself for doing it. I was still kicking myself for not paying attention. I immediately regretted having said this — I could have kicked myself.
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kick yourself

be annoyed with yourself for doing something foolish or missing an opportunity.
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ˈkick yourself

(informal) be angry with yourself for something you have done or not done: Buy it. It’s a real bargain. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t.I told John that Susan was really lazy. Then somebody told me that she was a good friend of his. I could have kicked myself for being so stupid.
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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.
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I was kicking myself at Newmarket last week as we should have stepped him up in trip.
I just thought, though, if he had run and got beat in two weeks' time I would have been kicking myself, as there is a bigger picture for him."
"I would have been kicking myself and you just pray you get another chance.
She said: "I won't be kicking myself. I did a lot of good things, which is more what I want to be taking from the match.
"I didn't have the guts to ask him on the day - and I was kicking myself afterwards.
It was a huge chance for us and we made amends a few weeks later, but I was kicking myself really for a couple of days."
But I am kicking myself that I have not written my own park story about my dear mother's adventures up until she passed away at 93 in 2012.
"I've been kicking myself, saying, 'Why did I set Ross up that way?
He said: "I'm kicking myself. I might be young but I know I should've scored that one and hopefully I'll get a chance soon and I can put one in to make up for it.
I know I'll be glued to the couch as I drool over series six each Wednesday, kicking myself for not paying more attention in Home Ec class.
"Considering how fast it was early on, to still come out and run 29.19 is good but I'm just kicking myself to be honest.
St Johnstone let me down by drawing at Hamilton and I'm still kicking myself by not going with Ross County after tipping them to win at Dundee United.
I'm kicking myself for not putting an extra midfielder on."
I always walk away kicking myself for not having at least grabbed the Cybershot.