Synonyms of kick in English:

kick


See definition of kick

verb

1‘they punched and kicked me repeatedly’

SYNONYMS
boot, punt, strike with the foot
propel, drive, knock, send
Scottish blooter
British informal put the boot into, welly

2‘he was struggling to kick his drug habit’

SYNONYMS
give up, break, get out of, abandon, end, escape from
stop, cease, leave off, desist from, renounce, forgo, do without, eschew
informal shake, pack in, lay off, quit
ANTONYMS

take up, start

3‘the gun kicked so hard that he flinched’

SYNONYMS
recoil, spring back, fly back

noun

1‘he gave the ball a kick’

SYNONYMS
boot, punt

2‘I get a kick out of driving a racing car’

SYNONYMS
thrill, excitement, stimulation, tingle
fun, enjoyment, amusement, pleasure, gratification
informal buzz, high
North American informal charge

3‘caffeine-free cola for those who want the taste without the kick’

SYNONYMS
potency, stimulant effect, alcoholic effect, strength, power, punch
tang, zest, bite, piquancy, edge, pungency, spice, savour
informal zip, zing, zap, pep, oomph

4‘their parents had gone on a health kick and refused to buy junk food’

SYNONYMS
craze, enthusiasm, obsession, mania, passion, preoccupation, fixation
fashion, vogue, trend
informal fad, jag

Phrases

    kick back

    ‘take a moment to kick back and enjoy an ice cream’


    SYNONYMS

    relax, unwind, take it easy, rest, take one's ease, slow down, let up, ease off, ease up, be at leisure, sit back, laze, enjoy oneself

    chill out, hang loose

    kick someone/something around

    1‘we feel we are undervalued and get kicked around’


    SYNONYMS

    abuse, mistreat, maltreat, treat disrespectfully, treat inconsiderately, push about, push around, boss about, boss around, trample on, take for granted

    mess about, mess around, walk all over

    2‘they began to kick around the idea of sending a man into space’


    SYNONYMS

    discuss, talk over, debate, thrash out, consider, moot, toy with, play with, argue the pros and cons of

    kick someone out

    ‘he was kicked out of his regiment for insubordination’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    expel, send away, eject, turn out, throw out, force out, oust, evict, put out, get rid of

    dismiss, discharge

    informal

    chuck out, send packing, boot out, show the door to, give someone their marching orders, throw someone out on their ear, sack, fire, give someone the boot, axe

    British informal

    give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off, turf out, defenestrate

    North American informal

    give someone the air, give someone the bum's rush

    kick against

    ‘young people are expected to kick against the establishment’


    SYNONYMS

    resist, rebel against, oppose, fight against, struggle against, refuse to accept

    protest against, complain about, rage against, grumble about, object to

    defy, disobey, reject, spurn

    Northern English

    twine about

    informal

    gripe about, grouse about, beef about, bitch about

    ANTONYMS

    accept

    kick off

    ‘the festival kicks off on Monday’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    start, begin, get going, get off the ground, get under way

    open, start off, set going, set in motion, launch, put in place, initiate, introduce, inaugurate, usher in, start the ball rolling

    informal

    get the show on the road

    formal

    commence