Translation of kick in Spanish:


patada, n.

Pronunciation /kɪk/


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    • 1.1

      (by person) patada feminine
      (by person) puntapié masculine
      (by horse) coz feminine
      she gave the door a kick le dio / le pegó una patada a la puerta
      • But when the paramedics tried to leave, two youths attacked them, raining kicks and blows down on their heads and ribs.
      • Zhao said she fell to her knees, and then felt repeated kicks or blows to both sides of her head.
      • A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.
      • He said the blows, kicks and punches continued even when he cowered on the floor with his hands protecting his head.
      • Suddenly, the group is upon him, delivering a number of punishing kicks and other blows
      • Examples of abuse include punches, kicks, blows and partial suffocation by placing a rubber gas mask over the person's face.
      • A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a single blow to the neck, probably a kick.
      • A four-minute video of the brawl was played which showed the Leeds players trading kicks and blows with Owen.
      • A post-mortem examination conducted by a Home Office pathologist has revealed he received a number of blows and possibly a number of kicks.
      • He threw me to the ground, finally releasing my hair, and delivered a swift kick to my stomach.
      • He was knocked out by a kick to the head.
      • Fighting broke out when one of the team physios aimed a karate kick at an opposing player.
      • There was one Cork player on the ground and a number of kicks were aimed at him.
      • He fell to the ground, hard, and had to curl himself into a ball as kicks were rained on his body.
      • His left arm was nearly useless, and he tried to shield it with his body, but a sudden kick into his side threw him to the right.
      • Thomas aimed a kick and some punches at the victim before Buckley struck a single blow at the man.
      • Patrick walked forward and landed a kick to the side of Sam's head.
      • I tried the door one more time before giving it a good kick.
      • The colonel responded with a swift kick that sent him sprawling.
      • I was gazing out of the window when I felt a sharp kick on the back of my chair.

    • 1.2(in swimming)

      patada feminine

    • 1.3(of gun)

      coz feminine
      culatazo masculine
      patada feminine
      • He felt the kick of the sniper rifle in his hands.
      • Many recruits were worried about the kick of a rifle.
      • She could see that he hadn't been lying when he had mentioned the gun's vicious kick; some of the students were unprepared and flinched backwards on impact.
      • He had conditioned himself to ignore the kick and the sharp report, and to hold the sights steady and press the trigger smoothly.

  • 2informal

    • 2.1(thrill, excitement)

      placer masculine
      he seems to get a kick out of making her cry parece que se deleitara haciéndola llorar
      • they broke the fence just for kicks rompieron la valla nada más que por divertirse
      • he gets his kicks from driving like a maniac manejar como un loco es como una droga para él
      • She has a 15-year-old son who goes to Orchard Park, where teenagers were photographed sniffing petrol for kicks.
      • Extra undercover officers will patrol city estates in a bid to curb the antics of youngsters who steal cars for kicks or take them for use in other crimes and then burn them out.
      • He denied that pupils at his school were taking horse tranquillisers for kicks or that they were less than communicative because of their drug habits.
      • And for a growing number of people, putting a needle in your vein for kicks is an acceptable thing to do.
      • Little did they know, this is what she did for kicks.
      • He's the type of guy who'll try anything once for kicks.
      • Who did not get a kick out of seeing Bono - Irish to his boots - unveil that Stars and Stripes jacket at the Super Bowl?
      • The Adventure Show focuses on fanatics who get their kicks out of non-traditional sports with an emphasis on extremes and endurance.
      • There is, it seems, a certain sort of human pathology, male pathology, to which this appeals, just as serial killers get a kick from their power over the powerless.
      • Horror fans should get a kick out of this obscure little film.
      • Some people seem to get a kick out of taking this as it is illegal, so if it was legal, then there wouldn't be anyone taking it.
      • We have found too, that these younger patients have a great deal to contribute to our entire treatment programme through their energy and enthusiasm and that they get a kick out of doing so.
      • He is passionate about football and gets a real kick out of seeing the children in his club succeed.
      • We just get a big kick out of seeing our names in the paper…that's what drives people like us into this business
      • They get their kicks from destroying property, scaring people and inflicting pain.

    • 2.2(stimulating effect)

      this cocktail has a real kick to it este cóctel es explosivo

    • 2.3(fad, phase)

      I'm on a health food kick at the moment ahora me ha dado por los alimentos dietéticos
      • Lately I have been back on the self-examination kick.
      • It's part of the whole nostalgia kick, I suspect.
      • The last couple of years I've been on a big Motown kick.
      • I would suggest that increased numbers in 2003 had more to do with last year's hot summer than a sudden health kick by visitors.
      • America is on one of its prohibitionist kicks, treating drugs as something utterly satanic.
      • I went on a health kick this summer, and weaned myself almost entirely off donuts.

intransitive verb

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    (person) dar patadas
    (person) patalear
    (swimmer) patalear
    (horse) cocear
    (horse) dar coces
    • The appeal follows a recent spate of vandalism where bins have been set alight, plant pots have been kicked over and garden furniture damaged.
    • When he reached the bedroom, he kicked the door open with his foot.
    • Caine kicked the door open and hauled them both inside.
    • Witnesses later told detectives that they saw the men kicking what they thought was " a bundle of rags".
    • She had kicked off her shoes at the beach and rolled up her jeans.
    • Instead of asking young people to turn their music down or stop kicking a ball about, some residents get aggressive or call the police and that obviously makes things a lot worse.
    • The 16-year-old loves nothing better than climbing trees and kicking a ball around with pals on a muddy playing field.
    • They kicked down the door, dragged the women outside and went into the house.
    • Mr Duncan, who lived opposite, pushed bystanders aside and kicked down the door.
    • He was kicked in the head after being attacked from behind in what police believe was an unprovoked attack.
    • The garage door was kicked in, windows smashed and boards ripped apart in a concerted attack that must have lasted several minutes.
    • All the doors had been kicked in and the office was in a real mess.
    • In the latest incident, the man was in bed asleep when his front door was kicked in.
    • One of the protesters kicked a security official in the leg as she was taken out.
    • Finally the ball came down on the touchline and Levi was there in a second, kicking the ball into the goal.
    • He neared the goal and kicked the ball powerfully.
    • He laughed and I kicked his shin under the table.
    • They cornered him and launched a brutal attack in which he was repeatedly kicked in the head as he lay on the ground.
    • If you like football, go out and kick a ball around with a few mates.
    • The flight was terrible: the man sitting next to him snored and the child behind him kept kicking the back of his chair.
  • 2

    (dancer) levantar una pierna
  • 3

    (gun) dar una coz
    (gun) dar un culatazo
    (gun) dar una patada
    • The gun kicked so hard, Bethany smacked herself in the forehead.
    • You expect very small, very powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.
    • The rifle kicked against his shoulder and the thundering of musket fire grew louder.
    • He fired another three shots from his rifle, feeling it kick back in his arms.
    • She pulled the trigger and the rifle kicked back.
  • 4

    (runner) acelerar
    (runner) picar Chile

transitive verb

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    (ball) patear
    (ball) darle una patada a
    (ball) darle un puntapié a
    she kicked him in the shins le pegó una patada en la espinilla
    • he kicked the boxes out of the way quitó las cajas de en medio de una patada
    • he kicked the door open/shut abrió/cerró la puerta de una patada
    • he was kicked by a horse le dio una coz un caballo
    • she kicked the bedclothes off se destapó pataleando
    • to kick oneself darse con la cabeza contra la pared
  • 2informal

    (habit) dejar
    (heroin) desengancharse de
    I used to smoke, but I've finally kicked it antes fumaba pero he logrado quitarme el vicio
    • Some people have said it's easier to withdraw from heroin than to kick the tobacco habit.
    • A cocaine vaccine developed by a UK pharmaceutical company could help cocaine addicts kick their habit.
    • It's National No-Smoking Day on Wednesday, a day when millions of tobacco addicts try to kick their unpleasant habit.
    • Each time he would promise to kick his crippling addictions to heroin and alcohol, but would lapse again almost immediately.
    • On any given day there are literally thousands of people trying to kick the smoking habit.
    • For people trying to kick the cigarette habit, gums, patches, lollipops, and lip balms that contain nicotine are often useful.
    • As he neared the end of his three years and nine months sentence, he began to pick up the pieces of his life, kicking his addiction, getting a job and preparing to start again.
    • They say promises to begin the New Year afresh by giving up smoking or junk food are broken so quickly we become convinced that kicking a bad habit is beyond our control.
    • But I also recognise that kicking addictions is terribly difficult, and the time of being admitted to hospital is not the time to try it.
    • I'm currently having terrible trouble kicking the smoking habit.
    • The more places help and support are available, the greater their chances of kicking the costly habit.
    • In recent years he has kicked his bad habits, embraced marriage and fatherhood, and earned international acclaim as an elder statesman of rock.
    • More than half the prisoners who signed up for a detox programme in the country's first drug-free unit have kicked the habit.
    • Arrested three times on drugs charges, he was finally forced to put his career on hold for a year while he kicked his habit.
    • The campaign, which urged people to embrace a vegetarian diet for healthy living and to kick the meat-eating habit, had attracted much attention.
    • He is going into rehab to try to kick his addiction to prescription painkillers.
    • Despite a promise to kick the nicotine habit, he has only managed to cut down from three packs a day to an almost respectable one.
    • The fact is, it is not impossible to kick a nicotine addiction.
    • Since his arrest he has been to Gamblers Anonymous sessions in Bristol in a bid to kick the spiralling habit.
    • Somehow we got talking about the lottery and he told me he had just kicked the habit.