Definitions of kicking
  1. noun
    the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    synonyms: boot, kick
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    (association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line
    (rugby) an attempt to kick a goal
    punt, punting
    (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
    place kick, place-kicking
    (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
    (football) kicking (as for a field goal) in which the football is dropped and kicked as it touches the ground
    free kick
    (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team
    (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
    type of:
    blow, buffet
    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
  2. noun
    a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
    “the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him”
    synonyms: kick
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    swimming kick
    a movement of the legs in swimming
    flutter kick
    a swimming kick; the legs are moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees
    frog kick
    a swimming kick; knees are drawn upward and outward so the legs can be brought together when fully extended
    dolphin kick
    a swimming kick; an up and down kick of the feet together
    scissors kick
    a kick used in the sidestroke; legs are brought together in a scissoring motion
    a swimming kick used while treading water
    type of:
    motility, motion, move, movement
    a change of position that does not entail a change of location
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