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kick back

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of kick back

  1. 1 to refrain from labor or exertion <I plan to spend the day kicking back and watching television> Synonyms bask, rest, loll, lounge, relax, reposeRelated Words bum, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], hang around, idle, loaf, slack (off), veg outNear Antonyms drudge, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, work; exercise, work out

  2. 2 to spend time doing nothing <a good resort for people who want to kick back and watch others exercise strenuously> Synonyms bum, chill, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drone, footle, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), hang about [British], kick around, idle, laze, lazy, loaf, loll, lounge, veg outRelated Words fiddle (around), fool, mess, monkey, muck, piddle, play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; doze, estivate (also aestivate), hibernate; lag, linger, loiter, poke, relax, rest, tarry; amble, mosey, saunter, stroll, swan; furlough, goldbrick, malinger, truantNear Antonyms drudge, grind, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg, plod, plow, plug, slave, sweat, toil, travail, work; apply, buckle (down); exert, put out




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