• WordNet 3.6
    • v place-kick score (a goal) by making a place kick
    • v place-kick kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The membranes of certain nerve cells in the brain contain protein receptors that bind to THC. Once securely in place, THC kicks off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the high that users experience when they smoke marijuana
    • v. t. & i Place-kick To make a place kick; to make (a goal) by a place kick.
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In literature:

But Bunny fell in a soft place, and as a saw-horse is only made of wood, like a rocking horse, it did not kick, or step on, the little boy.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
At least, he had kicked one of the boxes out of place and the whole structure began to wobble.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
Numberless times he watched Lovelace taking the place kick.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
How the Place students bawled and beat their seats and kicked the floor!
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Gingerly Fairchild picked up the cap and placed it where a chance kick could not explode it.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
That's a place-kick for us!
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
He wanted a place to room, but when I recommended a room for $1 a day, he kicked.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Needless to say a well-placed kick sent him quickly about his business, and after this silence was established and we got some repose.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Gridley had executed his place kick.
"Play the Game!" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
He screamed and kicked, but was finally placed in his cot.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
Humphrey, I forgot to say, has a squeak if kicked in the right place.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
Old Brooke, of course, will kick it out, but who shall catch and place it?
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
O Ted, do come down and be kick about making the place for me, for Cissy.
"A Christmas Child" by Mrs. Molesworth
The sooner he was kicked out of the place the better.
"The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories" by E. M. Forster
Putting out one foot he kicked open the door, which, kept in place by a log, went down with a crash like thunder.
"Two Royal Foes" by Eva Madden
I go from one place to another as it might be a kick-ball.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
At one place the beast had stopped and kicked up some earth to plaster on its wound, as elephants always do.
"Life in an Indian Outpost" by Gordon Casserly
Presently he kicked against a box which a gentleman of the coster class had placed beside himself on the roof.
"Frivolities" by Richard Marsh
One of the men kicked away the blocks of ice that had been placed under the skids to serve as chocks.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
Shortly afterwards the Parson himself rose to his feet with an exclamation of annoyance, and began kicking up his sandy sleeping place.
"In Search of El Dorado" by Alexander MacDonald

In poetry:

A self-respecting gun I’m sure
Delights to jar the amateur
And thinks that it is no disgrace
To kick his shoulder out of place.
"The Hunter" by Ellis Parker Butler
When Bryan speaks, the town's a hive.
From miles around, the autos drive.
The sparrow chirps. The rooster crows.
The place is kicking and alive.
"When Bryan Speaks" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

Former Georgia place-kicker Kevin Butler went into the American Football Kicking Hall of Fame on Thursday night.
He's reaching milestones and making inroads all over the place in the second half of this season, and The Artist Forever Known as Roger Federer is at it again, this time auctioning off his winning 2012 Wimbledon kicks.
The Hawley Harvest Hoedown is set to take place on Saturday, October 13th kicking off at 10 am with a wide variety of traditional games, activities, craft vendors, and entertainment.
The event is scheduled to take place this year in London and will kick of on November 13.
When it came down to it, the NFL found itself in the same place as the rest of us in reviewing Ndamukong Suh's kick to the groin of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.
Place-kicking jobs on the line for both Texans and Saints as the teams meet in the preseason.
SkyBlue , opened in mid 2010 and is one of the hottest places to kick back in Park City, Utah.
SkyBlue, opened in mid 2010 and is one of the hottest places to kick back in Park City, Utah.
Brad Paisley kicked off the European leg of his world tour Wednesday night at London's O2 Arena and while the crowd knows who he is on stage, he is unrecognizable in other places.
Well you know another reason besides me wanting to kick you in a bad place.
Carpenter 's Place Kicks Off Walk for the Homeless Month.
Carpenter 's Place in Rockford kicked off its 6th Annual Walk for the Homeless Month.
Tonight, the pizza place kicks off October with a double bill of horror movies and drink specials.
The Vardar-Arizona U13 Girls team captured first place in the premiere bracket at the recent Kick for Cure Soccer Tournament in Scottsdale.
The ceremonial "door knock" will take place on Feb 13, to kick off the show's taping in the Chattanooga area.

In science:

We found that using the exact GP initial state gave near–perfect agreement (to four decimal places) with the kick determined from numerical GP.
Prototyping method for Bragg-type atom interferometers
However, in numerical calculations performed by Shepelyansky for the kicked rotor with a cubic nonlinear term, Anderson localization (that takes place in the absence of the nonlinear term) was destroyed and sub-diffusion takes place.
The Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation with a random potential: Results and Puzzles
We refer to this transfer of transverse momentum to the beam as RF breakdown kick and we observed that it does not depend on the amount of power dissipated by a breakdown nor on the location at which a breakdown takes place.
Effects of RF breakdown on the beam in a CLIC prototype accelerator structure
The worst place where a breakdown kick can happen in CLIC is at the beginning of the main linac where the beam energy is 9 GeV.
Effects of RF breakdown on the beam in a CLIC prototype accelerator structure
On the basis of the results obtained for the kicked rotator (see V, VIII) the dynamical localization length was found for highly excited hydrogen atoms in a microwave field, that afforded a determination of the quantum delocalization border ǫq above which (ǫ0 > ǫq ) ionization takes place .
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
This implies that we consider situations where alkali-metal atoms adsorb on the surface without disrupting the substrate very much, which is in contrast to substitutional adsorption (see Section 5.6) where the adatom kicks out an atom from the substrate and takes its place.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
This places stringent constraints on any kick mechanism.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
In successive iterations we place a homeless node to a randomly chosen community: if the latter is complete, we kick out a randomly selected node of the community, which becomes homeless.
Benchmark graphs for testing community detection algorithms
We place a square-shaped window at three different locations, providing viewing angles of 0◦ , 60◦ , and 75◦ with respect to the disk’s rotational axis, while the azimuthal direction is chosen perpendicular to the kick.
Post-merger electromagnetic emissions from disks perturbed by binary black holes
The atom optics implementation of the delta-kicked rotor consists of a two-level atom placed in a pulsed standing wave of laser light that is detuned from resonance.
Experimental observation of Loschmidt time reversal of a Quantum Chaotic System
The acceleration probably takes place in the context of their formation in a core-collapse SN, i.e. they likely receive a kick at birth.
Neutrino Astrophysics at the Cross Roads