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I've gotten my butt kicked by the best. Jet Li beat me up the best, but Steven Segal can still kick a good butt. It's a different kind of kicking, though.
Anthony Anderson

Meaning of "kicking" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KICKING

kicking  [ˈkɪkɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KICKING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kicking is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES KICKING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kicking

Kick

A kick is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee. This type of attack is used frequently by hooved animals as well as humans in the context of stand-up fighting. Kicks play a significant role in many forms of martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Sikaran, Karate, Pankration, Kung fu, Vovinam, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Silat, and Kalarippayattu.

Definition of kicking in the English dictionary

The definition of kicking in the dictionary is lively and exciting.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KICKING


bodikin
ˈbɒdɪkɪn
bootikin
ˈbuːtɪkɪn
canikin
ˈkænɪkɪn
cannikin
ˈkænɪkɪn
chicken
ˈtʃɪkɪn
henequen
ˈhɛnɪkɪn
henequin
ˈhɛnɪkɪn
ladykin
ˈleɪdɪkɪn
lambrequin
ˈlæmbrɪkɪn
larrikin
ˈlærɪkɪn
manikin
ˈmænɪkɪn
mannequin
ˈmænɪkɪn
mannikin
ˈmænɪkɪn
minikin
ˈmɪnɪkɪn
pannikin
ˈpænɪkɪn
pickin
ˈpɪkɪn
ramekin
ˈræmɪkɪn
ramequin
ˈræmɪkɪn
spilikin
ˈspɪlɪkɪn
Zworykin
ˈzwɔːrɪkɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KICKING

kick-ass
kick-off
kick-start
kick-starter
kick-up
kickable
kickabout
kickaround
kickback
kickball
kickboard
kickbox
kickboxer
kickdown
kicker
kickshaw
kickshaws
kicksorter
kickstand
kicky

WORDS THAT END LIKE KICKING

attacking
backing
banking
blocking
checking
clicking
cracking
fucking
hacking
lacking
licking
locking
mocking
packing
picking
rocking
shocking
stocking
sucking
tracking
trucking

Synonyms and antonyms of kicking in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «KICKING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «kicking» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of kicking
abandon · boot · break · buzz · cease · edge · end · eschew · force · give up · glow · high · intensity · knock · leave off · pep · piquancy · potency · power · punch · pungency · punt · quit · sensation · snap · sparkle · stop · strength · strike · tang · thrill · tingle · verve · vitality · zest

Translation of «kicking» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KICKING

Find out the translation of kicking to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kicking from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kicking» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

patadas
570 millions of speakers

English

kicking
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लात
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الركل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ногами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chutando
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুস্থ ও সক্রিয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coups de pied
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menendang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

treten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

蹴る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

발로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyepak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உதைத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाथ मारणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tekme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calci
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kopanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ногами
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lovind
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλοτσιές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sparkar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sparker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kicking

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KICKING»

The term «kicking» is very widely used and occupies the 13.931 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KICKING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kicking

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10 QUOTES WITH «KICKING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word kicking.
1
Dianna Agron
Sometimes there are paparazzi that take photos and you don't know they're there. So you're laughing, kicking up your heels and doing silly things. You don't even realize it. And then there's other times where they're two feet away from your face and it's invasive and it feels threatening, so you don't want to be smiling.
2
Anthony Anderson
I've gotten my butt kicked by the best. Jet Li beat me up the best, but Steven Segal can still kick a good butt. It's a different kind of kicking, though.
3
Phil Anselmo
I wake up, and I'll just start reading and trying to brace myself for the rest of the day, and all the while I'm doing that, I'm kicking myself mentally.
4
Rowan Atkinson
You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
5
George Ayittey
Personally, I regard myself as an intellectual 'rebel,' kicking against the 'old colonialism-imperialism paradigm' which has landed Africa in a conundrum.
6
Gerry Beckley
At the time, we thought it was a nice way to say something unique about the group to make us different from all the other bands kicking around in London.
7
Tamar Braxton
I never want my kids to feel like I'm just some housewife who was just kicking it with my husband, because that's not the kind of woman that I am.
8
Harold Brodkey
Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been.
9
Yancy Butler
People just kind of associate me with kicking some ass.
10
David Carradine
In the second installment, I pretty much dominate the show. Somehow or another, though, I manage to apparently dominate the first show pretty well with just my voice and my hands and a shot of my boots kicking cartridges out of the way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KICKING»

Discover the use of kicking in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kicking and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical ...
In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development.
Ha-Joon Chang, 2002
2
Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions
Incisive grassroots account of the new global revolutions by acclaimed BBC journalist.
Paul Mason, 2012
3
Kicking the Football
Former NFL punter and veteran kicking instructor Bill Renner reveals the best techniques, tactics, and practice drills to kick like a pro. Many books on kicking have shown the ""what"" of these skills.
Bill Renner, 1997
4
Complete Guide to Kicking & Punting
Learn new kicking drills, practice routines, recruiting advice, secrets to optimize your equipment, and even tips on mastering the ‘mental game.’ The Complete Guide to Kicking & Punting is the best and most ‘complete’ instructional ...
Brent Grablachoff
5
Feet Are Not for Kicking
And when they’re kicking balls or leaves. But not when they’re kicking people! In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration.
Elizabeth Verdick, 2013
6
Complete Kicking: The Ultimate Guide to Kicks for Martial ...
This is a comprehensive guide to the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and beyond. Sang H. Kim shares his expert knowledge of fundamental, jumping, spinning and multiple kicks.
Sang H. Kim, 2009
7
A Survivor's Guide to Kicking Cancer's Ass
"It's a ballsy move to look in the face of cancer and say, "I'm gonna kick your ass!" Yet Dena Mendes did just that, and now she'll tell you how to do the same thing! This book is a crash course in learning how to be your own advocate.
Dena Mendes, 2011
8
Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian ...
In this book, Walsh examines a musical legend and shows us how Bruce Cockburn's work can point us to God and to God's redemptive action in the world.
Brian J. Walsh, 2011
9
Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll
Throughout their career, Ann and Nancy have never found an answer to the question they are most frequently asked: "What is it like to be a woman in rock and roll?" Kicking and Dreaming puts that question to bed, once and for all.
Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Charles R. Cross, 2012
10
Still Kicking: My Dramatic Journey As the First Woman to ...
But upon arriving in Boulder, she begins a tour of hell inside the University of Colorado's football program, a hell that culminates in Hnida being raped by a teammate. It is here that the story truly begins.
Katie Hnida, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KICKING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kicking is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boosie Badazz "Kicking Clouds" Video [New Video] - HotNewHipHop
After his recent features on songs by Tyga, Trae tha Truth, and B. Will, the don Boosie Badazz flies solo in his new video for Kenoe-produced ... «HotNewHipHop, Jul 15»
2
No struggles for Shaw on field goals, kicking duties
“If I'm kicking 35-yard punts and they're going to the five-yard line, I'll take that all day,” Shaw said. “I don't care what my average is. You want to ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
3
Swimming: Adwick ASC kicking on after Open Day - Doncaster Free …
Adwick Amateur Swimming Club is kicking on after celebrating its 40th anniversary. Olympic bronze medallist Jo Jackson recently attended the ... «Doncaster Today, Jul 15»
4
Saturday's Top 5: Clayton Kershaw kicking into high gear - ESPN.com
1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers: Whiffing 14 Nationals in eight shutout innings was a reminder that things should be back to normal ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
5
Woman slashes woman, injures self kicking fish tank
A Belle Mina cut another woman on the face, arm, shoulder and across the chest during an argument, then sliced open her own toe by kicking ... «News Courier, Jul 15»
6
The Consequences of Can Kicking | The Weekly Standard
Two big deals were signed this week, with one thing in common – can-kicking. The Eurozone countries, more precisely Germany, kicked the ... «The Weekly Standard, Jul 15»
7
Need for Speed Hands-On Impressions: Kicking Into High Gear …
Shacknews goes hands-on with Need for Speed at the 2015 EA Summer Showcase in New York City. After releasing Need for Speed Rivals in ... «Shacknews, Jul 15»
8
Man breaks Guinness World Record by kicking himself in the head …
Apparently, there's a record for everything. The latest is kicking yourself in the head repeatedly. Puskar Nepal recently set a new world record ... «Yahoo News Canada, Jul 15»
9
Irvington fights court order over kicking off mayor's recall | NJ.com
NEWARK -- Irvington officials are fighting a court order directing them to approve a document that would allow a group of four township ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
10
Woman accused of kicking down ex's door, attacking him with knife
BREMERTON — A 35-year-old woman is accused of breaking into her ex's Bremerton residence early Thursday morning and attacking him ... «Kitsap Sun, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Kicking [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kicking>. Apr 2020 ».
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