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English verb: kick back

1. kick back (possession) pay a kickback; make an illegal payment

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)pay

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

2. kick back (contact) spring back, as from a forceful thrust

SamplesThe gun kicked back into my shoulder.

Synonymskick, recoil

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop

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