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English noun: kicking

1. kicking (act) a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics


SamplesThe kick must be synchronized with the arm movements.
The swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him.


Synonymskick


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)swimming kick

2. kicking (act) the act of delivering a blow with the foot


SamplesHe gave the ball a powerful kick.
The team's kicking was excellent.


Synonymsboot, kick


Broader (hypernym)blow


Narrower (hyponym)dropkick, goal-kick, goal-kick, place kick, place-kicking, punt, punting









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