kick out

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kick out (third-person singular simple present kicks out, present participle kicking out, simple past and past participle kicked out)

  1. (idiomatic) To eject, dismiss, expel, or forcefully remove (someone or something).
    They will kick out a disruptive patron.
    I got kicked out for eating inside.
    • 2011, Cate Noble, Deadly Games
      I've used her password before to get info for Abe Caldwell. But this time I barely finished downloading when the server kicked me out and wouldn't let me log in again.
  2. (idiomatic) To stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.
    I was driving and the motor just kicked out.

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