Textual thesaurus for "kick"

(noun) boot, kicking

the act of delivering a blow with the foot

he gave the ball a powerful kick; the team's kicking was excellent

(noun) kicking

a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics

the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements; the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him

(noun) squawk, gripe, beef, bitch

informal terms for objecting

I have a gripe about the service here

(noun) recoil

the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

(noun) flush, boot, charge, bang, thrill, rush

the swift release of a store of affective force

they got a great bang out of it; what a boot!; he got a quick rush from injecting heroin; he does it for kicks

(verb) sound off, kvetch, quetch, plain, complain

express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

My mother complains all day; She has a lot to kick about

(verb) give up

stop consuming

kick a habit; give up alcohol

(verb) recoil, kick back

spring back, as from a forceful thrust

The gun kicked back into my shoulder