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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.


Synonymsbandy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over









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