kick around

verb
kicked around; kicking around; kicks around

Definition of kick around

intransitive verb

1 : to wander or pass time aimlessly
2a : 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

the board spent the afternoon kicking around the feasibility of opening an overseas office 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, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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Last Updated

25 May 2022

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“Kick around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kick%20around. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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