Synonyms for kick

Synonyms for (noun) kick

Synonyms: boot, kick, kicking

Definition: the act of delivering a blow with the foot

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

Similar words: blow

Definition: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

Usage: a blow on the head


Synonyms: kick, kicking

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

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

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: kick

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

Usage: a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick

Similar words: stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, input

Definition: any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action


Synonyms: squawk, kick, gripe, beef, bitch

Definition: informal terms for objecting

Usage: I have a gripe about the service here

Similar words: objection

Definition: the speech act of objecting


Synonyms: recoil, kick

Definition: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: flush, kick, boot, charge, bang, thrill, rush

Definition: the swift release of a store of affective force

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

Similar words: excitement, exhilaration

Definition: the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

Usage: he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed

Synonyms for (verb) kick

Synonyms: kick

Definition: make a goal

Usage: He kicked the extra point after touchdown

Similar words: hit, tally, rack up, score

Definition: gain points in a game

Usage: The home team scored many times; He hit a home run; He hit .300 in the past season


Synonyms: give up, kick

Definition: stop consuming

Usage: kick a habit; give up alcohol

Similar words: dispense with, waive, forego, foreswear, forgo, relinquish

Definition: do without or cease to hold or adhere to

Usage: We are dispensing with formalities; relinquish the old ideas


Synonyms: kick

Definition: strike with the foot

Usage: The boy kicked the dog; Kick the door down

Similar words: hit

Definition: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

Usage: He hit her hard in the face


Synonyms: recoil, kick, kick back

Definition: spring back, as from a forceful thrust

Usage: The gun kicked back into my shoulder

Similar words: spring, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact

Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide


Synonyms: kick

Definition: drive or propel with the foot

Similar words: impel, propel

Definition: cause to move forward with force

Usage: Steam propels this ship


Synonyms: kick

Definition: thrash about or strike out with the feet

Similar words: strike out

Definition: make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body


Synonyms: kick

Definition: kick a leg up

Similar words: trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance

Definition: move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

Usage: My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio