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To remove one from a place or expel someone from an organization. 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. Greg got kicked out of school for fighting. I just hope they don't kick us out when they realize who we are.
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.
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]
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.