kick around


kick around

verb

Definition of KICK AROUND

intransitive verb
1
:  to wander or pass time aimlessly
2
a :  to lie about mostly unnoticed or forgotten
b :  to undergo consideration usually intermittently over a period of time <ideas that have been kicking around for years>
transitive verb
1
:  to treat in an inconsiderate or high-handed fashion
2
:  to consider, examine, or discuss from various angles

Examples of KICK AROUND

  1. <the board spent the afternoon kicking around the feasibility of opening an overseas office>
  2. <I really can't do much but kick around at work until I get the rest of the submissions.>

First Known Use of KICK AROUND

1839

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