kickup

noun kick·up \ ˈkik-ˌəp \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of kickup

: a noisy quarrel : row

Examples of kickup in a Sentence

  1. after their last kickup, they didn't speak to each other for a week

First Known Use of kickup

circa 1793


kick up

verb

Definition of kick up

transitive verb
1 : to cause to rise upward
  • clouds of dust kicked up by passing cars
2 : to stir up : provoke
  • kick up a fuss
intransitive verb
: to give evidence of disorder

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First Known Use of kick up

1756



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