HyperDic: kick_around

English > 3 senses of the expression kick around:
VERBstativekick around, knock about, kick aboutbe around
socialkick aroundtreat badly
communicationkick around, bandydiscuss lightly
English > kick around: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe around; be alive or active.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"Does the old man still kick around?"
Synonymsknock about, kick about
Broaderexist, beHave an existence, be extant
English > kick around: 3 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtreat badly; abuse.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to kick around the prisoners
Example"They won't have me to kick around any more!"
Broadermistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treattreat badly
English > kick around: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdiscuss lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)

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