Phrasal Verbs with Kick

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  • Kick around (Abuse or mistreat; to bully):
    • It's not right to kick around others just because they're different.
    • They used to kick around the new kid in school.
    • He was constantly kicked around by his older siblings.
  • Kick around (Wander loose; to float around; to hang around):
    • We spent the afternoon kicking around the park.
    • She likes to kick around downtown and explore the shops.
    • They decided to kick around the idea of going on a road trip.
  • Kick back (Relax):
    • After a long day at work, he likes to kick back and watch TV.
    • They planned to kick back at the beach during the weekend.
    • She enjoys kicking back with a good book and a cup of tea.
  • Kick down (Break or demolish something by physical bodily force):
    • He kicked down the door to rescue the trapped person inside.
    • They had to kick down the old wall to make room for renovations.
    • She accidentally kicked down a stack of boxes in the storage room.
  • Kick in (Start, connect, or take effect, especially in a sudden way):
    • The medication takes a while to kick in and relieve the pain.
    • When the caffeine finally kicked in, he felt more awake and alert.
    • She felt the adrenaline kick in as she prepared for the race.
  • Kick in (Contribute, especially to a collection of money):
    • Everyone kicked in a few dollars to help cover the expenses.
    • They decided to kick in and support the charity's fundraising campaign.
    • He offered to kick in some extra cash to make the gift more substantial.
  • Kick off (Make the first kick in a game or part of a game):
    • The captain will kick off the match with the ceremonial first kick.
    • They were excited to kick off the tournament with a strong start.
    • He had the honor of kicking off the championship game.
  • Kick off (Start; to launch):
    • The conference will kick off with an opening ceremony.
    • They plan to kick off the new project next month.
    • She announced the decision to kick off the initiative at the upcoming meeting.
  • Kick off (Dismiss; to expel; to remove from a position):
    • The company decided to kick off the employee for repeated misconduct.
    • They voted to kick off the team captain due to poor performance.
    • He was kicked off the committee for violating the code of conduct.
  • Kick off (Die or quit permanently):
    • He announced his decision to kick off the habit and quit smoking.
    • They had to kick off the project after running out of funds.
    • She made the difficult choice to kick off her toxic relationship.
  • Kick off (Shut down or turn off suddenly):
    • The power outage caused the lights to kick off throughout the neighborhood.
    • They accidentally kicked off the computer by unplugging it.
    • He hit the wrong button and kicked off the music in the middle of the party.
  • Kick off (Suddenly become more active):
    • The economy is starting to kick off as businesses reopen.
    • They saw sales kick off after launching their new advertising campaign.
    • She felt her energy kick off as she started her morning workout.
  • Kick off (Be overcome with anger, to start an argument or a fight):
    • He tends to kick off whenever someone criticizes his work.
    • They witnessed a heated confrontation kicking off between two rival fans.
    • She tried to remain calm despite her brother's tendency to kick off over small things.
  • Kick off (Have a fight or argument start):
    • The disagreement kicked off a heated debate among the team members.
    • They saw a conflict kick off between two colleagues during the meeting.
    • He stepped in to mediate before the argument could kick off further.
  • Kick out (Eject, throw out, or forcefully remove):
    • The bouncer kicked out
    • They decided to kick out the tenant for violating the lease agreement.
    • She was kicked out of the meeting for disruptive behavior.
  • Kick out (Stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly):
    • The engine kicked out just as they were about to start the car.
    • They experienced technical difficulties that kicked out the internet connection.
    • He accidentally kicked out the power cord, causing the computer to shut down.
  • Kick up (Raise, to increase):
    • The company decided to kick up the price of their products.
    • They need to kick up their marketing efforts to attract more customers.
    • He expects the demand for the product to kick up during the holiday season.
  • Kick up (Show anger about something):
    • She tends to kick up a fuss whenever things don't go her way.
    • They kicked up a storm of complaints about the poor service.
    • He doesn't like confrontation and avoids kicking up unnecessary conflicts.
  • Kick up (Function improperly, to show signs of disorder; of an illness, to flare up):
    • The car's engine started to kick up strange noises.
    • They had to call a technician when the heating system kicked up an error.
    • She experienced allergies that would kick up during certain seasons.
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