kick over


Definition of kick over 

intransitive verb

: to begin to fire used of an internal combustion engine

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Trippier struck a sweet free-kick over the Croatia wall in the fifth minute, guiding it perfectly past goalkeeper Danijel Subasic and into the top right scorer. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Kieran Trippier's perfect free kick gives England early lead vs. Croatia," 11 July 2018 Instead, Cueva launched his spot kick over the bar and into orbit, and Peru never did end up finding the back of the net in the games that mattered. Grant Wahl,, "Punchless Argentina Barely Hanging on, Pogba Comes to Life at World Cup," 21 June 2018 He’s been known to chew on scenery — literally — and once kicked over a paint can onstage right before the show was about to start. New York Times, "Ravaged but Resilient: Creating ‘Once on This Island’," 27 Apr. 2018 By adopting National Trade Council director Peter Navarro’s aluminum tariffs this month, the White House effectively kicked over the table instead. Rupert Darwall, WSJ, "How Tariffs Dampen the Energy Boom," 21 Mar. 2018 As legend has it, her cow kicked over a lantern, leading to the fire. Bill Ruthhart,, "Ald. Ed Burke takes nostalgic look at his 50 years in Chicago politics," 7 Mar. 2018 Luckily for him, Alves wasn't called into any real action, as Florian Tardieu failed to get his free-kick over the wall., "PHOTO: Veteran Full-Back Dani Alves Turns Goalkeeper for PSG After Kevin Trapp Dismissal," 7 Feb. 2018 The footage, taken between 2010 and 2017, showed Border Patrol agents kicking over water jugs that had been left in the desert. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The Un-American ICE," 26 Jan. 2018 Woodruff scored on five breakaways, drilled two of his kicks over the goalkeeper’s head and converted a penalty kick. Union-tribune,, "Prep Athletes of the Week," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of kick over

1951, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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