kickup

noun
kick·​up | \ ˈkik-ˌəp How to pronounce kickup (audio) \

Definition of kickup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a noisy quarrel : row

kick up

verb

Definition of kick up (Entry 2 of 2)

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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Examples of kickup in a Sentence

Noun

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

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That bullet kicked up a bunch of dust and small rocks, and Hayabusa collected some of that material. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How It Looks When a Spacecraft Shoots an Asteroid," 5 Mar. 2019 Markle’s father kicked up a social media storm the days before the nuptials—but the end result was nothing short of a fairytale. Vogue, "These Were the Most Googled Weddings of 2018," 12 Dec. 2018 Paul Newman kicking up his white-socked feet while leafing through movie scripts with his wife Joanne in January 1958. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "White Socks and Black Loafers. Stylish or Best Left to Michael Jackson?," 26 Sep. 2018 Alternating leg-directions, kick up and down from the knees. Harper's BAZAAR, "Problem Solving Guide for Your Body," 24 Jan. 2014 Audrey Gelman climbs the curling marble staircase of a stately Haussmann address in a vintage paisley sundress, the clap of her Gucci mules kicking up a thin layer of dust. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "Imperial Pink? The Wing Gears Up to Go Global," 8 Aug. 2018 The pop trio are no strangers to effortlessly mixing acoustic and electronic influences, but with Lil Yachty's characteristically Auto-Tuned verse, the catchy tune is kicked up yet another notch. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Ocean Park Standoff Blends Genres With Lil Yachty-Assisted Banger 'If You Were Mine': Exclusive," 26 Apr. 2018 Miso Hungry Burger A plain old hamburger is kicked up a few notches with the addition of a miso dressing, soy ginger mushrooms, and a tempura onion ring. Fox News, "Best burgers to grill up for your Memorial Day weekend cookout," 25 May 2016 The winter winds may be kicking up around the country, but several of this week's best beauty Instagrams offered an antidote to unkempt glamour in the form of not-one-hair-astray sleek. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Hailey Bieber Thinks Pink (and More!)," 9 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of kickup

Noun

circa 1793, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1756, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of kickup was in 1756

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