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  1. (slang) Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable.
    a kicking pair of jeans
    a kicking party
  2. (slang) Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking).
    still kicking at 89
  3. (slang, of a party or event) Actively ongoing and enjoyable.


kicking (plural kickings)

  1. The action of the verb to kick.
    In boxing, kicking one's opponent is not allowed.
  2. A violent assault involving repeated kicks.
    The bullies pushed the boy over and gave him a kicking.
  3. (slang) A great loss or defeat; licking.
    • 2015 February 23, “Oscars 2015: 10 things we learned”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      It’s always fun when something massive comes along and sweeps the board, giving everything else a thoroughly good kicking – think Titanic, The Silence of the Lambs, or Lord of the Rings. There’s a sort of deranged, gluttonous feeling, a perverse glee in seeing so many dreams trampled on by a massive cultural juggernaut.



  1. present participle of kick

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