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The "kickback" would have certainly killed or wounded us both.

The nerves of Average Jones gave a sharp "kickback," like a mis-cranked motor-car.

I want to set down what happened in case there's ever a kickback although I don't think there ever will be.

WORD ORIGIN

also kick-back, c.1900 in various mechanical senses, from kick (v.) + back (adv.). By 1926 in a slang sense of "be forced to return pelf, pay back to victims," which was extended to illegal partial give-backs of government-set wages that were extorted from workers by employers. Hence sense of "illegal or improper payment" (1932).

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