Examples of kickup in a Sentence
after their last kickup, they didn't speak to each other for a week
First Known Use of kickup
Synonymsaltercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, argument, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle
Related Wordsclash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight
Definition of kick up
- clouds of dust kicked up by passing cars
- kick up a fuss
Recent Examples of kick up from the Web
Forecasters say temperatures could hit the upper 90s or low 100s within five miles of the coast on Sunday and Monday, and the winds will kick up dust.
Our video, particularly the Bourne-movie drone footage of Tahoes kicking up dust, will show that.
Americans are also managing to ignore many of the figurative storms that are kicking up daily in the nation’s media.
The complainant had additional damage to the siding of the residence, which appeared to be done by something other than a BB, possibly a stone kicked up from the construction area.
The harvesting machine moves row by row at a fast clip, kicking up a smoke screen of red dust and diesel exhaust.
After Neal kicked up a fuss over being told to copy the encyclopedia while in in-school suspension, he was suspended from campus for three days.
As the masses of sweating, heavily breathing dancers — usually, but not always, separated by gender — punch themselves in the gut and kick up dust, the audience experience is like being close to a stampede.
With a hurricane watch in effect from Matanzas in central Cuba east to the province of Guantánamo, the island kicked up its preparations for Hurricane Irma on Wednesday.
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