Idioms

Origin of kick

1350–1400; Middle English kiken (v.); origin uncertain
Related formskick·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 out (1 of 2)

kick out


verb (tr, adverb)

informal to eject or dismiss
basketball (of a player who has dribbled towards the basket) to pass the ball to a player further away from the basket

noun kickout

basketball an instance of kicking out the ball
(in Gaelic football) a free kick to restart play after a goal or after the ball has gone out of play

British Dictionary definitions for kick out (2 of 2)

kick

/ (kɪk) /

verb

noun

Derived Formskickable, adjective

Word Origin for kick

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

kick out


1

Also, boot out. Throw out, dismiss, especially ignominiously. For example, George said they'd been kicked out of the country club, or The owner booted them out of the restaurant for being loud and disorderly. This idiom alludes to expelling someone with a kick in the pants. [Late 1600s]

2

Supply, especially in a sorted fashion, as in The bureau kicked out the precise data for this month's production. [Slang; late 1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with kick out (2 of 2)

kick


In addition to the idioms beginning with kick

  • kick a habit
  • kick around
  • kick ass
  • kick back
  • kick in
  • kick in the pants, a
  • kick it
  • kick off
  • kick oneself
  • kick out
  • kick over the traces
  • kick the bucket
  • kick the habit
  • kick up
  • kick up a fuss
  • kick up one's heels
  • kick upstairs

also see:

  • alive and kicking
  • for fun (kicks)
  • get a bang (kick) out of
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