kicking

Definitions of kicking
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n the act of delivering a blow with the foot

Synonyms:
boot, kick
Types:
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goal-kick
(association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line
goal-kick
(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
dropkick
(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
kickoff
(football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
Type of:
blow
a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

n a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics

“the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him”
Synonyms:
kick
Types:
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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
thrash
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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