kick (oneself)

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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Not just in the near future, for the rest of our lives we will be kicking ourselves thinking we had a real opportunity there."
"To lose the game initially, I was thinking, 'What have we done?' We were kicking ourselves, we should have been in the Final.
He said: "We came away kicking ourselves. We were disappointed because we didn't play anywhere near what we expected, but it was enough to get point which could be crucial.
"This year they have produced performances which have earned results and I think we are kicking ourselves because we should be sitting here with another trophy after the ending to the 17s game (when Spain equalised in injury time to set up a shoot-out)."
Mr Taylor said: "It was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences and we're still kicking ourselves about things we didn't mention."
"I said if we are unfortunate enough to have an incident in the next 18 months and knew we had a solution for it that would have helped we would really be kicking ourselves.
We were kicking ourselves afterwards because the damage of the 2-1 defeat was self-inflicted.
"We were kicking ourselves after that game, and we are kicking ourselves again today and it is worrying me a great deal on the basis that if you can play that well and not get any points, you know that at some point along the line you are not going to play as well as that.
"We are kicking ourselves a little bit for that second half against England but you can't dwell on it and we have finishing on a high."
"I am sure that we will be kicking ourselves if we didn't win and the other games went Scotland's way and France's way.
"We are kicking ourselves, because we deserved something from this game.
Come the end of summer, we're all kicking ourselves while discovering a bunch of new freckles and spots.
"OK, we're kicking ourselves that Bacho missed the semis train by one but he gave it his best.
I told Clive [Smith] it's no more than a tentative entry, but we'll keep him ticking over, and if it carries on raining and comes up soft in Ireland, we'd be kicking ourselves if we hadn't entered him.