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English verb: kick around

1. kick around (stative) be around; be alive or active

SamplesDoes the old man still kick around?.

Synonymskick about, knock about

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)be, exist

2. kick around (social) treat badly; abuse

SamplesThey won't have me to kick around any more!.

ExamplesThey want to kick around the prisoners

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat, step

3. kick around (communication) discuss lightly

SamplesWe bandied around these difficult questions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over

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