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Bump vs. Kick

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Bumpnoun

A light blow or jolting collision.

Kickverb

(transitive) To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg.

‘Did you kick your brother?’;

Bumpnoun

The sound of such a collision.

Kickverb

(intransitive) To make a sharp jerking movement of the leg, as to strike something.

‘He enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching the kickline kick.’;

Bumpnoun

A protuberance on a level surface.

Kickverb

(transitive) To direct to a particular place by a blow with the foot or leg.

‘Kick the ball into the goal.’;

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Bumpnoun

A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.

Kickverb

(with "off" or "out") To eject summarily.

Bumpnoun

One of the protuberances on the cranium which, in phrenology, are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind.

‘the bump of veneration; the bump of acquisitiveness’;

Kickverb

(Internet) To forcibly remove a participant from an online activity.

‘He was kicked by ChanServ for flooding.’;

Bumpnoun

(rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.

Kickverb

(slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free oneself of (a problem).

‘I still smoke, but they keep telling me to kick the habit.’;

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Bumpnoun

The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.

Kickverb

To move or push suddenly and violently.

‘He was kicked sideways by the force of the blast.’;

Bumpnoun

(Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Kickverb

(of a firearm) To recoil; to push by recoiling.

Bumpnoun

A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.

‘US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.’;

Kickverb

To attack (a piece) in order to force it to move.

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Bumpnoun

(slang) A dose of a drug such as ketamine or cocaine, when snorted recreationally.

Kickverb

To accelerate quickly with a few pedal strokes in an effort to break away from other riders.

‘Contador kicks again to try to rid himself of Rasmussen.’;

Bumpnoun

The noise made by the bittern; a boom.

Kickverb

(intransitive) To show opposition or resistance.

Bumpnoun

A disco dance in which partners rhythmically bump each other's hips together.

Kickverb

To work a press by impact of the foot on a treadle.

Bumpnoun

In skipping, a single jump over two consecutive turns of the rope.

Kickverb

To die.

Bumpnoun

(uncountable) A coarse cotton fabric.

Kicknoun

A hit or strike with the leg, foot or knee.

‘A kick to the knee.’;

Bumpnoun

A training match for a fighting dog.

Kicknoun

The action of swinging a foot or leg.

‘The ballerina did a high kick and a leap.’;

Bumpnoun

The jaw of either of the middle pockets.

Kicknoun

(colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.

‘I finally saw the show. What a kick!’; ‘I think I sprained something on my latest exercise kick.’;

Bumpnoun

Music, especially played over speakers at loud volume with strong bass frequency response.

Kicknoun

(Internet) The removal of a person from an online activity.

Bumpverb

To knock against or run into with a jolt.

Kicknoun

(figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.

‘The car had a nasty kick the whole way.’; ‘The pool ball took a wild kick, up off the table.’;

Bumpverb

To move up or down by a step.

‘I bumped the font size up to make my document easier to read.’;

Kicknoun

Piquancy.

Bumpverb

(Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Kicknoun

A stimulation provided by an intoxicating substance.

Bumpverb

To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.

Kicknoun

(soccer) A pass played by kicking with the foot.

Bumpverb

(transitive) To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.

Kicknoun

(soccer) The distance traveled by kicking the ball.

‘a long kick up the field.’;

Bumpverb

(transitive) To move the time of a scheduled event.

Kicknoun

A recoil of a gun.

Bumpverb

(archaic) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise; to boom.

Kicknoun

(informal) Pocket.

Bumpverb

To spread out material so as to fill any desired number of pages.

Kicknoun

An increase in speed in the final part of a running race.

Bumpinterjection

(internet) Posted in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Kickverb

To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.

‘He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his judges.’;

Bumpverb

To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.

Kickverb

To evict or remove from a place or position, usually with out or off; as, they kicked him off the staff; he was kicked out of the restaurant; the landlord kicked them out of the apartment for making too much noise.

Bumpverb

To come in violent contact with something; to thump.

Kickverb

To score (goals or points) by kicking; as, they kicked three field goals in the game.

Bumpverb

To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.

‘As a bittern bumps within a reed.’;

Kickverb

To discontinue; - usually used of habitual activities; as, to kick a habit; he kicked his drug habit.

Bumpnoun

A thump; a heavy blow.

Kickverb

To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so.

‘I should kick, being kicked.’;

Bumpnoun

A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.

‘It had upon its browA bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.’;

Kickverb

To recoil; - said of a musket, cannon, etc.; also called kick back.

Bumpnoun

One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness."

Kickverb

To make a kick as an offensive play.

Bumpnoun

The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following.

Kickverb

To complain strenuously; to object vigorously.

Bumpnoun

The noise made by the bittern.

Kickverb

To resist.

Bumpnoun

a lump on the body caused by a blow

Kicknoun

A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.

‘A kick, that scarce would move a horse,May kill a sound divine.’;

Bumpnoun

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form

Kicknoun

The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

Bumpnoun

an impact (as from a collision);

‘the bump threw him off the bicycle’;

Kicknoun

A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.

Bumpverb

knock against with force or violence;

‘My car bumped into the tree’;

Kicknoun

The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

Bumpverb

come upon, as if by accident; meet with;

‘We find this idea in Plato’; ‘I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here’; ‘She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day’;

Kicknoun

A surge of pleasure; a thrill; - usually used in the phrase get a kick out of; as, I always get a kick out of watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump.

Bumpverb

dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward;

‘bump and grind’;

Kicknoun

the act of delivering a blow with the foot;

‘he gave the ball a powerful kick’; ‘the team's kicking was excellent’;

Bumpverb

assign to a lower position; reduce in rank;

‘She was demoted because she always speaks up’; ‘He was broken down to Sargeant’;

Kicknoun

the swift release of a store of affective force;

‘they got a great bang out of it’; ‘what a boot!’; ‘he got a quick rush from injecting heroin’; ‘he does it for kicks’;

Bumpverb

remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;

‘The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space’;

Kicknoun

the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

Kicknoun

informal terms for objecting;

‘I have a gripe about the service here’;

Kicknoun

the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs);

‘a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick’;

Kicknoun

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

‘the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements’; ‘the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him’;

Kickverb

drive or propel with the foot

Kickverb

thrash about or strike out with the feet

Kickverb

strike with the foot;

‘The boy kicked the dog’; ‘Kick the door down’;

Kickverb

kick a leg up

Kickverb

spring back, as from a forceful thrust;

‘The gun kicked back into my shoulder’;

Kickverb

stop consuming;

‘kick a habit’;

Kickverb

make a goal;

‘He kicked the extra point after touchdown’;

Kickverb

express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;

‘My mother complains all day’; ‘She has a lot to kick about’;

Kickverb

strike or propel forcibly with the foot

‘police kicked down the door’; ‘he kicked the door open’;

Kickverb

strike out with the foot or feet

‘he kicked his feet free of a vine’; ‘she kicked out at him’;

Kickverb

(chiefly in rugby) score (a goal) by a kick

‘Wray kicked 11 points’;

Kickverb

succeed in giving up (a habit or addiction)

‘she was trying to kick heroin’; ‘smokers may soon have new help to kick the habit’;

Kickverb

(of a gun) recoil when fired

‘their guns kick so hard that they have developed a bad case of flinching’;

Kicknoun

a blow or forceful thrust with the foot

‘a kick in the head’;

Kicknoun

(in sport) an instance of striking the ball with the foot

‘Scott's kick went wide of the goal’;

Kicknoun

(chiefly in rugby) a player of specified kicking ability.

Kicknoun

a sudden forceful jolt

‘the shuttle accelerated with a kick’;

Kicknoun

the recoil of a gun when discharged.

Kicknoun

an irregular movement of the ball caused by dust

‘he suffered a kick on the pink in frame four’;

Kicknoun

the sharp stimulant effect of alcohol or a drug

‘strong stuff, this brew: he felt the kick’;

Kicknoun

a thrill of pleasurable, often reckless excitement

‘rich kids turning to crime just for kicks’; ‘I get such a kick out of driving a racing car’;

Kicknoun

a temporary interest in a particular thing

‘the jogging kick’;

Kicknoun

soft sports shoes; trainers

‘a pair of basketball kicks’;

Kicknoun

an indentation in the bottom of a glass bottle, diminishing the internal capacity.

Kick

A kick is a physical strike using the leg, in unison usually with an area of the knee or lower using the foot, heel, tibia (shin), ball of the foot, blade of the foot, toes or knee (the latter is also known as a knee strike). This type of attack is used frequently by hooved animals as well as humans in the context of stand-up fighting.

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