kick over

verb

kicked over; kicking over; kicks over

intransitive verb

: to begin to fire
used of an internal combustion engine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 That made voters kick over the traces again. Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2022 That adolescent kick over hair-pulling catfights is extended into an almost laughable, pseudo-political history lesson pitting women against men. Armond White, National Review, 21 Sep. 2022 The SC Mirandela player explained that practicing using iBrainTech required a different type of focus to grabbing a bag of balls and hammering free-kick after free-kick over a wall. Zak Garner-purkis, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2022 The broadcasts will kick over to 94.5 ESPN radio in Milwaukee in some cases, and they're expected to feature Bob Uecker, Jeff Levering, Lane Grindle and new addition Josh Maurer throughout the spring. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2022 For the past 18 months, Daniel Harder has been keeping fit in his Harlem apartment with Zoom workouts, using an ironing board as a ballet barre and trying not to kick over the furniture. Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2021 The tackle was reviewed for a possible red-card infraction, but the yellow card stood instead, setting up Reynoso’s bend, beautiful kick over the Seattle wall. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, 7 Dec. 2020 So when your opponent spikes the only card in the deck to beat you, don’t kick over your computer, throw your mouse across the room and cuss out your best friend of 30 years. Murray Valeriano, WSJ, 23 Sep. 2020 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kick%20over. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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