Kick up - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɪk ʌp|
Brit.  |ˈkɪk ʌp|

noun

- raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand

verb

- cause to rise by kicking
kick up dust
- evoke or provoke to appear or occur (syn: call forth, evoke, provoke)

Extra examples

The charity ball is a chance to kick up your heels and help a good cause.

Won't he kick up a fuss when he discovers they're missing?

What Phil needs is a good kick up the arse.

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