kicking

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA: US: /ˈkɪk.ɪŋ/,[ˈkɪk.n̩]

Adjective[edit]

kicking

  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

Noun[edit]

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.
  3. (slang) A great loss or defeat; licking.
    • 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.

Verb[edit]

kicking

  1. present participle of kick

Derived terms[edit]