- Strike or propel (something) with the foot.
- Reject or dismiss (something) suddenly or forcibly.
- Start suddenly or with energy.
Late 16th century (in the sense 'strike or thrust with the foot'): of unknown origin.
- He kicked the ball into the net.
- She kicked off her shoes and relaxed.
- The boss kicked him out of the office.
- The door wouldn't budge, so he kicked it open.
- She was eager to get started and gave the project a good kick.