kick about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v kick about be around; be alive or active "Does the old man still kick around?"
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.”

Usage

In literature:

The doctor sprang up and began to trot about, kicking at the legs of the furniture and biting his nails.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
I could not cover you up often enough, you kicked about so.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
What you don't learn from me about that, the world will kick into you.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Kicking about the ground, he disturbed the fractured glass of the lantern.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
I say, Greenfield, I'd kick-up a row about it if I were you.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
As he, in turn, faced about, he began to kick out furiously, now with one foot, now with the other.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Then he kicked him about the head until the poor fellow was insensible.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
Meanwhile Mame kicked the foot press about twice every five minutes.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Tom and Ted put this one stone behind the left wheel, and then began kicking about in the snow to find another.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
P. S. Don't dare to "kick yourself about the place," whatever that may mean.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
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In poetry:

Oh! they ha' jigs to fit their little veet.
They woulden dance, you know, at their fine ball,
The dree an' vow'r han' reels that we do sprawl
An' kick about in, when we men do meet.
"Eclogue:--The Veäiries" by William Barnes
A funny thing about this boat
'Twas patterned from a ten-pound note.
The little elf was greatly pleased
And laughed until he sneezed and sneezed;
He launched his boat upon the sea
And kicked his little heels in glee.
"Why The Mole Is Blind" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

Last year college football pundits had awkward quotes by Lane Kiffin to kick around all summer, but the "hot stove" this year, is talk about conference realignment.
The "Warrior Stories" program kicked off Feb 17 as seven people talked about their experiences accompanied by slide shows.
There's no doubt about it, 29-year-old Lea Davison (Specialized Factory Racing) kicks serious butt.
A new state law aimed at curbing nepotism in local government kicks in July 1, but some communities are worried about meeting the deadline for the law's requirements.
Panther Creek junior Alex Averill talks about his kicking technique.
Write a comment about " Pedro Kicks Back".
Pink has announced dates for her newly announced 'Truth About Love' North American tour, which kicks off across the continent next year.
The next edition of the show is slated to kick off at about 10 pm on Wednesday, Sept 24.
Let's go back to Economics 101 and apply some lessons to the restaurant biz, just for kicks: It's about supply and demand, baby.
In Matt Prater 's mind, if it's just about football, the kicking job for the Denver Broncos is his.
So we've been getting some complaint calls here at the radio station about the song " Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People.
Tyrese tried to do a good deed by bringing awareness to the school districts across America and it backfired when he was kicked out of a radio station for complaining about a liquor store being across the street from an elementary school.
Serious about all-night partying, a kick-ass workout, or beating that late-afternoon slump.
When Gretchen Wilson kicked off her first headlining tour, Redneck Revolution, in Dallas at the Nokia Theatre, it was about time.
0During a visit to a local gun shop I overheard a fellow ask about the availability of a light-kicking rifle such as a.243 Win.
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In science:

Since, to a first approximation, the phases between two consecutive kicks in the chaotic regime can be considered as uncorrelated, the interaction with the environment can be simply modeled as a phase-kick rotating both qubits through the same random angle about the z -axis of the Bloch sphere.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
First, in the course of a prolonged kick, averaging about this axis will occur, and the resulting velocity will be directed along it .
Magnetars, Gamma-ray Bursts, and Very Close Binaries
We were not able to obtain a sufficient number of single magnetars in our evolutionary scenario for binaries without making additional assumptions, for example, about the kick (recoil) velocity at the time of the supernova.
Magnetars, Gamma-ray Bursts, and Very Close Binaries
The knowledge of spins could give us a lot of information about the kick velocity of remnant MBH, the engines of active galactic nuclei, the mechanisms involved in galactic centers, etc.
The search for spinning black hole binaries in mock LISA data using a genetic algorithm
In other words, the beam was always kicked vertically by about 0.07 mrad whenever it was accelerated.
Effects of RF breakdown on the beam in a CLIC prototype accelerator structure
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