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Kick back   /kɪk bæk/   Listen
Kick back

verb
1.
Pay a kickback; make an illegal payment.
2.
Spring back, as from a forceful thrust.  Synonyms: kick, recoil.






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"Kick back" Quotes from Famous Books



... queer dream, King-Post, I never had. You know the old man's ivory leg, well I dreamed he kicked me with it; and when I tried to kick back, upon my soul, my little man, I kicked my leg right off! And then, presto! Ahab seemed a pyramid, and I, like a blazing fool, kept kicking at it. But what was still more curious, Flask—you know how curious all dreams are—through all this rage that I was in, I somehow seemed ...
— Moby Dick; or The Whale • Herman Melville

... and crevices in general, seem to be getting gradually plastered up; when the very fiddlers as well as the dancers get red in the face, the dancers having advanced further still towards incandescence, and entered the cadaverous phase; the fiddlers no longer sit down, but kick back their chairs and saw madly at the strings, with legs firmly spread and eyes closed, regardless of the visible world. Again and again did Dick share his Love's hand with another man, and wheel round; then, more delightfully, promenade in a circle with her all ...
— Under the Greenwood Tree • Thomas Hardy



Words linked to "Kick back" :   rebound, criminal offense, resile, offense, crime, ricochet, bounce, kick, spring, criminal offence, bound, offence, take a hop, law-breaking, pay, kickback, reverberate



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