kick over


kicked over; kicking over; kicks over

intransitive verb

: to begin to fire
used of an internal combustion engine

Examples of kick over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any race penalty in a Sprint race that would normally kick over to the next race will be served during that weekend’s grand prix. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 4 May 2024 Now, the city is kicking over another hornet’s nest in setting the stage for a legal showdown over the meaning and scope of the 2016 law. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 3 Apr. 2024 Investigators had more grounds for suspicion: Two .380 bullet casings were recovered on the passenger side of the patrol SUV, well away from the roadway, and no markings to suggest that they had been inadvertently kicked over or displaced by a car tire. Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, 16 Jan. 2024 The video then kicks over to Eli Manning, who delivers the news that Wallen’s One Night at a Time tour is extending into the new year, with new dates beginning in April 2024. Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 Frustrated beyond manners, some of the wandering have taken to trodding directly across the blankets, nonchalantly kicking over anything in their paths. Jackson Landers, Spin, 14 Aug. 2023 Chaplin was sharing a table with Russian aristocrats and violinist Jascha Heifetz and saw Julian and his buddies kick over a lamp and generally behave like ruffians. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 Vazquez went first in the shootout and skied his kick over the bar, but the Yanks prevailed anyway thanks to a pair of saves from goalkeeper Matt Turner and were on their way to San Diego for the semis. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 July 2023 When Fosbury got started in the sport, high jumpers ran parallel to the bar and straddle-kicked over it. Harold Maass, The Week, 14 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of kick over was in 1951

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“Kick over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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