Synonyms of 'kick'
to drive, push, or hit with the foot or feetSabrina kicked me in the shin under the table.
to free oneself of (an addiction)(informal) I'm trying to kick the habit.
If you continue to smoke, keep trying to break the habit.
We need to stop wasting so much money.
The authorities have abandoned any attempt to distribute food.
I'm trying to quit biting my nails.
A small number of firms have ceased trading.
He eschewed publicity and avoided nightclubs.
Talks have resumed to try to end the fighting.
an exciting effect(informal) I got a kick out of seeing my name in print.
(informal) The coffee had more of a kick than it seemed on first tasting.
He changed our world through the force of his ideas.
the power of his rhetoric
Featuring new bands gives the show an edge.
He was surprised at the strength of his own feeling.
The film lacks punch and pace.
His intensity, and the ferocity of his feelings alarmed me.
They need something to put the pep back in their lives.
He fell in love with her for her vitality and sense of fun.
He played with great style and verve.
Lemon oil adds zest to your cuppa.
The potency of the flavours increases with time.
Some liked its strong, fruity tang.
a little mustard to add piquancy
See a kick in the teeth
See kick against something
See kick someone out
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in the sense of abandon
to give up completelyThe authorities have abandoned any attempt to distribute food.
in the sense of break
to cause (a person) to give up (a habit)If you continue to smoke, keep trying to break the habit.
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