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IPA: US: /ˈkɪk.ɪŋ/,[ˈkɪk.n̩]



  1. (slang) (often kickin') Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable.
    a kicking pair of jeans
    a kicking party
  2. (slang) Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking)
    still kicking at 89


kicking (plural kickings)

  1. The action of the verb to kick.
    In boxing, kicking one's opponent is not allowed.
  2. A violent assault involving repeated kicks.
    The bullies pushed the boy over and gave him a kicking.
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    • 2015 February 23, “Oscars 2015: 10 things we learned”, The Guardian (London):
      It’s always fun when something massive comes along and sweeps the board, giving everything else a thoroughly good kicking – think Titanic, The Silence of the Lambs, or Lord of the Rings. There’s a sort of deranged, gluttonous feeling, a perverse glee in seeing so many dreams trampled on by a massive cultural juggernaut.



  1. present participle of kick

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