kick out


kicked out; kicking out; kicks out

transitive verb

: to dismiss or eject forcefully or summarily

Example Sentences

kicked out of the game for using bad language
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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kick out was in 1697

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Cite this Entry

“Kick out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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