Synonyms of kick in English:

kick


See definition of kick

verb

1‘her attacker punched and kicked her’

SYNONYMS

boot, punt, strike with the foot

propel, drive, knock, send

Scottish blooter

British informal put the boot into, welly

2‘he was struggling to kick his drug habit’

SYNONYMS

give up, break, get out of, abandon, end, escape from

informal stop, cease, leave off, desist from, renounce, forgo, do without, eschew

informal shake, pack in, lay off, quit

ANTONYMS

take up, start

3‘the gun kicked so hard that he flinched’

SYNONYMS

recoil, spring back, fly back


noun

1‘he gave the ball a kick’

SYNONYMS

boot, punt

2‘I get a kick out of driving a racing car’

SYNONYMS

thrill, excitement, stimulation, tingle

informal fun, enjoyment, amusement, pleasure, gratification

informal buzz, high

North American informal charge

3‘caffeine-free cola for those who want the taste without the kick’

SYNONYMS

potency, stimulant effect, alcoholic effect, strength, power, punch

informal tang, zest, bite, piquancy, edge, pungency, spice, savour

informal zip, zing, zap, Pep, oomph

4‘their parents had gone on a health kick and refused to buy junk food’

SYNONYMS

craze, enthusiasm, obsession, mania, passion, preoccupation, fixation

informal fashion, vogue, trend

informal fad, jag


Phrases

    kick against

      ‘young people are expected to kick against the establishment’

      SYNONYMS

      resist, rebel against, oppose, fight against, struggle against, refuse to accept

      protest against, complain about, rage against, grumble about, object to

      defy, disobey, reject, spurn

      informal

      gripe about, grouse about, beef about, bitch about

      ANTONYMS

      accept

    kick someone/something around

      1‘we feel we are undervalued and get kicked around’

      SYNONYMS

      abuse, mistreat, maltreat, treat disrespectfully, treat inconsiderately, push about, push around, boss about, boss around, trample on, take for granted

      informal

      mess about, mess around, walk all over

      2‘they began to kick around the idea of sending a man into space’

      SYNONYMS

      discuss, talk over, debate, thrash out, consider, moot, toy with, play with, argue the pros and cons of

    kick back

      ‘take a moment to kick back and enjoy an ice cream’

      SYNONYMS

      relax, unwind, take it easy, rest, take one's ease, slow down, let up, ease off, ease up, be at leisure, sit back, laze, enjoy oneself

      North American informal

      chill out, hang loose

    kick off

      ‘the festival kicks off on Monday’

      SYNONYMS

      start, begin, get going, get off the ground, get under way

      informal

      open, start off, set going, set in motion, launch, put in place, initiate, introduce, inaugurate, usher in, start the ball rolling

      informal

      get the show on the road

      informal, formal

      commence

    kick someone out

      ‘he was kicked out of his regiment for insubordination’

      SYNONYMS

      expel, send away, eject, turn out, throw out, force out, oust, evict, put out, get rid of

      informal

      dismiss, discharge

      informal

      chuck out, send packing, boot out, show the door to, give someone their marching orders, throw someone out on their ear, sack, fire, give someone the boot, axe

      British informal

      give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off, turf out, defenestrate

      North American informal

      give someone the air, give someone the bum's rush