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kick / patada
 
kick   [kɪk]
A. -noun
1. (generally)   patada (f),   puntapié (m)   (Sport)   puntapié (m),   tiro (m)   (by animal)   coz (f)
a. what he needs is a good kick up the [backside]   *   lo que necesita es una buena patada en el trasero *
b. to [give] something/somebody a kick =   dar una patada a algo/somebody, someone
·I gave him a kick in the pants
*   le di una patada en el trasero *
c. he [got] or took a kick on the leg =   le dieron una patada en la pierna
d. to [take] a kick at goal =   tirar a puerta
e. it was a kick in the [teeth] for him   *   (figurative)   le sentó como una patada (en la barriga) *
2. [of firearm]   culatazo (m)
3. *
a. [of drink]   fuerza (f)
·a drink with a kick to it
una bebida que pega fuerte *
4. *
(=thrill)
a. I [get] a kick out of seeing her happy =   me encanta verla feliz
·he gets a kick out of teasing her
·se refocila tomándole el pelo
b. to do something for [kicks] =   hacer algo nounólo para divertirse or por pura diversiónoun
5. *
(=craze)
·he'noun on a fishing kick now
ahora le ha dado por la pesca *
B. -transitive verb
1. [+ball etcetera]   dar una patada or un puntapié a
[+goal]   marcar
[+person]   dar una patada a
[animal]   dar una coz a
a. he kicked the stone [away] =   apartó la piedra de una patada
b. to kick somebody [downstairs] =   echar a somebody, someone escaleras abajo de una patada
c. to kick one'noun [legs] in the air =   agitar las piernas
d. I could have kicked [myself]   *   ¡me hubiera dado de tortas! *
e. to kick something [out of] the way =   quitar algo de en medio de una patada
f. she kicked the door [shut] =   cerró la puerta de una patada
g. to kick the bucket   *   estirar la pata *
h. to kick ass or butt
(especially United States)   ***   joder al personal ***
i. to kick a man when he'noun down   dar a moro muerto gran lanzada
heel  
2. (figurative)   *
(=give up)
a. to kick a [habit] =   dejar un hábito
b. I've kicked [smoking] =   ya no fumo
C. -intransitive verb
1. [person]   dar patadas or puntapiénoun
[baby]   patalear
[animal]   dar coces,   cocear
a. to kick [at] =   dar patadas a
b. she dragged the child off kicking and [screaming] =   se llevó al niño a rastras
2. (gun)   dar un culetazo,   recular
D. -compound
·kick boxing   -noun   kick boxing (m)
·kick turn   -noun   (skiing)   cambio (m) brusco de marcha
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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