Meaning of high kick in English:

high kick



  • A kick with the foot high in the air, for example in dancing or martial arts.

    ‘Music-hall dancers called for shortened skirts, and their high kicks gave more emphasis to the ruffled underside and bloomers than to the exterior of the garments.’
    • ‘But, that aside, the fishnets and high kicks of Bob Fosse's choreography are truly spectacular in a production that revives all that murder and mayhem of Chicago's seedier citizens.’
    • ‘Then all three are shown in front of a wall of flames, performing a series of martial arts moves, including high kicks and punches.’
    • ‘A relatively modem martial art, it's known for its powerful high kicks and hand strikes.’
    • ‘Then they go back into action, fully committed to their high kicks and gravity-defying leaps among the assembled masses.’


[no object]high-kick
  • Make a high kick.

    • ‘they high-kicked and danced’