Definition of kick someone around in English:

kick someone around

phrasal verb

  • Treat someone roughly or without respect.

    ‘they can't kick me around’
    • ‘You've been kicking us around for three years, and we've had enough of it.’
    • ‘Looks like whoever did this kicked him around, I suspect some of his ribs are at least cracked.’
    • ‘Four armed men forced him out of the car, put a bag over his head after kicking him around and threw him into a minivan.’
    • ‘But 10 days ago a pitiless thug broke into her home, kicked her around like a football and stole her life savings.’
    • ‘Talk about excessive force: they subdue the guy and then continue to beat him up and kick him around.’
    • ‘Why are conservative pundits still kicking him around?’
    • ‘I spent four years in the army to free a bunch of Dutchmen and Frenchmen, and I'm hanged if I'm going to let the Alabama version of the Germans kick me around when I get home.’
    • ‘I've already taken a few knocks and expect to get kicked about a bit, but I can deal with it.’
    • ‘Once she learned I wasn't going to hit her or kick her around, she thought she could get away with murder.’
    • ‘She tied me up to the tree and started kicking me around until I lost my consciousness.’
    abuse, mistreat, maltreat, treat disrespectfully, treat inconsiderately, push about, push around, boss about, boss around, trample on, take for granted
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