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Idioms for kick

Origin of kick

1350–1400; Middle English kiken (v.); origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM kick

kick·a·ble, adjectivekick·less, adjectiveout·kick, verb (used with object)o·ver·kick, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for kick back

kick
/ (kɪk) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of kick

kickable, adjective

Word Origin for kick

C14 kiken, perhaps of Scandinavian origin
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Idioms and Phrases with kick back (1 of 2)

kick back

1

Recoil unexpectedly and violently, as in This rifle kicks back a lot when you fire it. [Early 1800s]

2

Return stolen property to the owner, as in The pawnbroker kicked back the paintings to the gallery. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]

3

Pay back a part of one's earnings, as in The workers were forced to kick back half their pay to the agent. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with kick back (2 of 2)

kick

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