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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KICK OUT

Mark Frayne scowled, and gave a kick out with his leg, but did not answer.

Simply because you get a kick out of insulting us with sardonic ideas.

Keep on trying to throw yourself down and kick out like a frog.

One duchess, just in front of me, said to her companionDo as I do,kick out!

Then, too, they will kick out with their feet when people pass too close behind them.

Gittin ready to kick out, but you need a wall to lean against, eh?

What kind of intruder did you kick out, or try to kick out, at Burstal?

Come with me when I go away, then, he said, and see if you can get a kick out of that.

Here, Peterkin, catch hold of my collar, and kick out with a will.

“You certainly get a kick out of playing jokes,” he accused.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to strike out with the foot" (earliest in biblical phrase now usually rendered as kick against the pricks), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse kikna "bend backwards, sink at the knees." "The doubts OED has about the Scandinavian origin of kick are probably unfounded" [Liberman]. Related: Kicked; kicking.

Figurative sense of "complain, protest, rebel against" (late 14c.) probably is from the Bible verse. Slang sense of "die" is attested from 1725 (kick the wind was slang for "be hanged," 1590s; see also bucket). Meaning "to end one's drug habit" is from 1936. Kick in "contribute" is from 1908; kick out "expel" is from 1690s. To kick oneself in self-reproach is from 1891. The children's game of kick the can is attested from 1891.

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