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KICK UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kick up mean? 

KICK UP (noun)
  The noun KICK UP has 1 sense:

1. raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand

  Familiarity information: KICK UP used as a noun is very rare.


KICK UP (verb)
  The verb KICK UP has 2 senses:

1. cause to rise by kicking
2. evoke or provoke to appear or occur

  Familiarity information: KICK UP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KICK UP (noun)


Sense 1kick up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("kick up" is a kind of...):

exercise; exercising; physical exercise; physical exertion; workout (the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit)

Holonyms ("kick up" is a part of...):

handstand (the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position)


KICK UP (verb)


Sense 1kick up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to rise by kicking

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

kick up dust

Hypernyms (to "kick up" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2kick up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Evoke or provoke to appear or occur

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

call forth; evoke; kick up; provoke

Context example:

Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

Hypernyms (to "kick up" is one way to...):

cause; do; make (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "kick up"):

pick (provoke)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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