Commonly used phrasal verbs with KICK with meaning and examples in English.
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- Meaning: Abuse or mistreat; to bully
- Example: Don’t be afraid to kick it around a little. It is sturdy.
- Meaning: Wander loose; to float around; to hang around
- Example: Is this your pen I found kicking around in my drawer?
- Meaning: Relax
- Example: I’m going to stay at home on Saturday and just kick back.
- Meaning: Break or demolish something by physical bodily force
- Example: Some young thugs tried to kick her door down last night. She was terrified.
- Meaning: Start, connect, or take effect, especially in a sudden way
- Example: You have to push the switch hard to get the heater to kick in.
- Meaning: Contribute, especially to a collection of money
- Example: For the year-end party, we’re asking each employee to kick in twenty dollars.
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- Meaning: Make the first kick in a game or part of a game
- Example: The players kick off for the third quarter and the clock starts.
- Meaning: Start; to launch
- Example: Let’s kick off this project with a planning meeting.
- Meaning: Dismiss; to expel; to remove from a position
- Example: I got kicked off the team after a string of poor performances.
- Meaning: Die or quit permanently
- Example: It’s a wonder that old dog hasn’t kicked off yet.
- Meaning: Shut down or turn off suddenly
- Example: The washer was working fine until it kicked off in the middle of a cycle.
- Meaning: Suddenly become more active
- Example: The party kicked off when the third bottle of wine was opened.
- Meaning: Be overcome with anger, to start an argument or a fight
- Example: When she called him a drunk, it was the last straw. He just kicked off.
- Meaning: Have a fight or argument start
- Example: It really kicked off in town when the team lost.
- Meaning: Eject, throw out, or forcefully remove
- Example: I got kicked out for eating inside.
- Meaning: Stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly
- Example: I was driving and the motor just kicked out.
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- Meaning: Raise, to increase (a price)
- Example: The rent has been kicked up again.
- Meaning: Show anger (about something)
- Example: He kicked up about it when they told him the train had been cancelled.
- Meaning: Function improperly, to show signs of disorder, (of an illness) to flare up
- Example: The car is kicking up.