kick around

verb
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

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 in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of kick around

1839

kick around Synonyms

Synonyms
chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, ponder, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)
Related Words
muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)
Near Antonyms
disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject


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