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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kick  \Kick\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Kicred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Kicking}.]  [W.  cicio,  fr  cic  foot.] 
  To  strike,  thrust,  or  hit  violently  with  the  foot;  as  a 
  horse  kicks  a  groom;  a  man  kicks  a  dog. 
 
  He  [Frederick  the  Great]  kicked  the  shins  of  his 
  judges.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {To  kick  the  beam},  to  fit  up  and  strike  the  beam;  --  said  of 
  the  lighter  arm  of  a  loaded  balance;  hence  to  be  found 
  wanting  in  weight.  --Milton. 
 
  {To  kick  the  bucket},  to  lose  one's  life;  to  die.  [Colloq.  & 
  Low] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kick  \Kick\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  thrust  out  the  foot  or  feet  with  violence;  to  strike 
  out  with  the  foot  or  feet,  as  in  defense  or  in  bad  temper; 
  esp.,  to  strike  backward,  as  a  horse  does  or  to  have  a 
  habit  of  doing  so  Hence  figuratively:  To  show  ugly 
  resistance,  opposition,  or  hostility;  to  spurn. 
 
  I  should  kick,  being  kicked.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  recoil;  --  said  of  a  musket,  cannon,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kick  \Kick\,  n. 
  1.  A  blow  with  the  foot  or  feet;  a  striking  or  thrust  with 
  the  foot. 
 
  A  kick,  that  scarce  would  more  a  horse,  May  kill  a 
  sound  divine.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  The  projection  on  the  tang  of  the  blade  of  a  pocket  knife, 
  which  prevents  the  edge  of  the  blade  from  striking  the 
  spring.  See  Illust.  of  {Pocketknife}. 
 
  3.  (Brickmaking)  A  projection  in  a  mold,  to  form  a  depression 
  in  the  surface  of  the  brick. 
 
  4.  The  recoil  of  a  musket  or  other  firearm,  when  discharged. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kick 
  n  1:  the  act  of  delivering  a  blow  with  the  foot;  "he  gave  the 
  ball  a  powerful  kick"  [syn:  {boot},  {kicking}] 
  2:  the  release  of  a  store  of  affective  force;  "they  got  a  great 
  bang  out  of  it";  "what  a  rush!";  "he  does  it  for  kicks" 
  [syn:  {bang},  {charge},  {rush},  {flush},  {thrill}] 
  3:  the  backward  jerk  of  a  gun  when  it  is  fired  [syn:  {recoil}] 
  4:  informal  terms  for  objecting;  "I  have  a  gripe  about  the 
  service  here"  [syn:  {gripe},  {beef},  {bitch},  {squawk}] 
  5:  the  sudden  stimulation  provided  by  strong  drink  (or  certain 
  drugs);  "a  sidecar  is  a  smooth  drink  but  it  has  a  powerful 
  kick" 
  6:  a  rhythmic  thrusting  movement  of  the  legs  as  in  swimming  or 
  calisthenics;  "the  kick  must  be  synchronized  with  the  arm 
  movements"  [syn:  {kicking}] 
  v  1:  drive  or  propel  with  the  foot,  as  in  sports  such  as  football 
  2:  thrash  about  or  strike  out  with  the  feet 
  3:  strike  with  the  foot;  "The  boy  kicked  the  dog";  "Kick  the 
  door  down" 
  4:  kick  a  leg  up 
  5:  spring  back  as  from  a  forceful  thrust;  "The  gun  kicked  back 
  into  my  shoulder"  [syn:  {kick  back},  {recoil}] 
  6:  stop  consuming;  "kick  a  habit" 
  7:  make  a  goal;  "He  kicked  the  extra  point  after  touchdown" 
  8:  express  complaints,  discontent,  displeasure,  or  unhappiness; 
  "My  mother  complains  all  day";  "She  has  a  lot  to  kick 
  about"  [syn:  {complain},  {plain},  {sound  off},  {quetch},  {kvetch}] 
  [ant:  {cheer}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  kick  v.  1.  [IRC]  To  cause  somebody  to  be  removed  from  a  {IRC} 
  channel,  an  option  only  available  to  channel  ops.  This  is  an  extreme 
  measure,  often  used  to  combat  extreme  {flamage}  or  {flood}ing,  but 
  sometimes  used  at  the  {CHOP}'s  whim.  Compare  {gun}.  2.  To  reboot 
  a  machine  or  kill  a  running  process.  "The  server's  down  let  me  go 
  kick  it." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  kick 
 
  [IRC]  To  cause  somebody  to  be  removed  from  a  {IRC}  channel,  an 
  option  only  available  to  {CHOP}s.  This  is  an  extreme  measure, 
  often  used  to  combat  extreme  {flamage}  or  {flood}ing,  but 
  sometimes  used  at  the  chop's  whim.  Compare  {gun}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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