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KICK, v.t. To strike with the foot; as, a horse kicks a servant; a man kicks a dog.

KICK, v.i. To practice striking with the foot or feet; as a horse accustomed to kick.

1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence, either in wantonness, resistance, anger or contempt; to manifest opposition.

Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice? 1 Sam.2.

Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked. Deut.32.

It is hard for thee to kick against the goads. Acts.9.

KICK, n. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust of the foot.




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KICK, v.t. To strike with the foot; as, a horse kicks a servant; a man kicks a dog.

KICK, v.i. To practice striking with the foot or feet; as a horse accustomed to kick.

1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence, either in wantonness, resistance, anger or contempt; to manifest opposition.

Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice? 1 Sam.2.

Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked. Deut.32.

It is hard for thee to kick against the goads. Acts.9.

KICK, n. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust of the foot.


KICK, n.

A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust of the foot.


KICK, v.i.

  1. To practice striking with the foot or feet; as, a horse accustomed to kick.
  2. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence, either in wantonness, resistance, anger or contempt; to manifest opposition. Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice? – 1 Sam. ii. Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked. – Deut. xxxii. It is hard for thee to kick against the goads. – Acts ix.

KICK, v.t. [W. ciciaw; from cic, the foot. – Owen. Pers. كِج, a kicking.]

To strike with the foot; as, a horse kicks a servant; a man kicks a dog.


Kick
  1. 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]

  2. 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.

  3. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.

    A kick, that scarce would move a horse,
    May kill a sound divine.
    Cowper.

  4. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.
  5. 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.
  6. A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.
  7. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
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Kick

KICK, verb transitive To strike with the foot; as, a horse kicks a servant; a man kicks a dog.

KICK, verb intransitive To practice striking with the foot or feet; as a horse accustomed to kick

1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence, either in wantonness, resistance, anger or contempt; to manifest opposition.

Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice? 1 Samuel 2:29.

Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked. Deuteronomy 32:15.

It is hard for thee to kick against the goads. Acts 9:5.

KICK, noun A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust of the foot.

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2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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