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Synonyms for kick



kick against something


  • oppose
  • resist
  • complain about
  • object to
  • protest against
  • spurn
  • rebel against
  • grumble about
  • gripe about

kick off


kick someone off something


  • dismiss from
  • ban from
  • exclude from
  • bar from
  • discharge from
  • exile from
  • banish from
  • evict from
  • oust from
  • expatriate from
  • blackball from
  • throw you out of
  • send packing from
  • turf you out
  • show you the door out of

kick someone out


kick something around


Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for kick

to express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment

to express opposition, often by argument

to desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example)

kick around: to speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about

kick in: to give in common with others

kick out: to put out by force

an expression of dissatisfaction or a circumstance regarded as a cause for such expression

a stimulating or intoxicating effect

a strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation

a temporary concentration of interest


a clever, unexpected new trick or method

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Synonyms for kick

the act of delivering a blow with the foot

the swift release of a store of affective force

the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired


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informal terms for objecting

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the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)

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

drive or propel with the foot

thrash about or strike out with the feet

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spring back, as from a forceful thrust

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