Translation of kick in Spanish:


patada, n.

Pronunciation /kɪk//kɪk/


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    • 1.1

      (by person) patada feminine
      (by person) puntapié masculine
      (by horse) coz feminine
      she gave the door a kick le dio / le pegó una patada a la puerta
      • what she needs is a kick up the backside lo que necesita es una patada en el trasero
      • A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a single blow to the neck, probably a kick.
      • Thomas aimed a kick and some punches at the victim before Buckley struck a single blow at the man.
      • Patrick walked forward and landed a kick to the side of Sam's head.
      • The colonel responded with a swift kick that sent him sprawling.
      • A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.
      • Examples of abuse include punches, kicks, blows and partial suffocation by placing a rubber gas mask over the person's face.
      • I was gazing out of the window when I felt a sharp kick on the back of my chair.
      • His left arm was nearly useless, and he tried to shield it with his body, but a sudden kick into his side threw him to the right.
      • I tried the door one more time before giving it a good kick.
      • He said the blows, kicks and punches continued even when he cowered on the floor with his hands protecting his head.
      • He fell to the ground, hard, and had to curl himself into a ball as kicks were rained on his body.
      • A four-minute video of the brawl was played which showed the Leeds players trading kicks and blows with Owen.
      • There was one Cork player on the ground and a number of kicks were aimed at him.
      • A post-mortem examination conducted by a Home Office pathologist has revealed he received a number of blows and possibly a number of kicks.
      • He was knocked out by a kick to the head.
      • Fighting broke out when one of the team physios aimed a karate kick at an opposing player.
      • He threw me to the ground, finally releasing my hair, and delivered a swift kick to my stomach.
      • But when the paramedics tried to leave, two youths attacked them, raining kicks and blows down on their heads and ribs.
      • Suddenly, the group is upon him, delivering a number of punishing kicks and other blows
      • Zhao said she fell to her knees, and then felt repeated kicks or blows to both sides of her head.

    • 1.2(in swimming)

      patada feminine

    • 1.3(of gun)

      coz feminine
      culatazo masculine
      patada feminine
      • He felt the kick of the sniper rifle in his hands.
      • He had conditioned himself to ignore the kick and the sharp report, and to hold the sights steady and press the trigger smoothly.
      • She could see that he hadn't been lying when he had mentioned the gun's vicious kick; some of the students were unprepared and flinched backwards on impact.
      • Many recruits were worried about the kick of a rifle.

  • 2

    • 2.1(thrill, excitement)

      placer masculine
      he seems to get a kick out of making her cry parece que se deleitara haciéndola llorar
      • they broke the fence just for kicks rompieron la valla nada más que por divertirse
      • he gets his kicks from driving like a maniac conducir como un loco es como una droga para él
      • We just get a big kick out of seeing our names in the paper…that's what drives people like us into this business
      • Extra undercover officers will patrol city estates in a bid to curb the antics of youngsters who steal cars for kicks or take them for use in other crimes and then burn them out.
      • And for a growing number of people, putting a needle in your vein for kicks is an acceptable thing to do.
      • He denied that pupils at his school were taking horse tranquillisers for kicks or that they were less than communicative because of their drug habits.
      • He is passionate about football and gets a real kick out of seeing the children in his club succeed.
      • Who did not get a kick out of seeing Bono - Irish to his boots - unveil that Stars and Stripes jacket at the Super Bowl?
      • He's the type of guy who'll try anything once for kicks.
      • Horror fans should get a kick out of this obscure little film.
      • She has a 15-year-old son who goes to Orchard Park, where teenagers were photographed sniffing petrol for kicks.
      • They get their kicks from destroying property, scaring people and inflicting pain.
      • Some people seem to get a kick out of taking this as it is illegal, so if it was legal, then there wouldn't be anyone taking it.
      • Little did they know, this is what she did for kicks.
      • There is, it seems, a certain sort of human pathology, male pathology, to which this appeals, just as serial killers get a kick from their power over the powerless.
      • We have found too, that these younger patients have a great deal to contribute to our entire treatment programme through their energy and enthusiasm and that they get a kick out of doing so.
      • The Adventure Show focuses on fanatics who get their kicks out of non-traditional sports with an emphasis on extremes and endurance.

    • 2.2(stimulating effect)

      this cocktail has a real kick to it este cóctel pega fuerte informal

    • 2.3(fad, phase)

      I'm on a health food kick at the moment ahora me ha dado por los alimentos dietéticos
      • America is on one of its prohibitionist kicks, treating drugs as something utterly satanic.
      • I would suggest that increased numbers in 2003 had more to do with last year's hot summer than a sudden health kick by visitors.
      • Lately I have been back on the self-examination kick.
      • The last couple of years I've been on a big Motown kick.
      • It's part of the whole nostalgia kick, I suspect.
      • I went on a health kick this summer, and weaned myself almost entirely off donuts.

intransitive verb

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    (person) dar patadas
    (person) patalear
    (swimmer) patalear
    (horse) cocear
    (horse) dar coces
    to kick and scream gritar y patalear
    • they had to drag him there kicking and screaming tuvieron que llevarlo hasta allí a rastras
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    (dancer) levantar una pierna
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    (gun) dar una coz
    (gun) dar un culatazo
    (gun) dar una patada
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    (runner) acelerar
    (runner) picar Chile

transitive verb

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    (ball) patear
    (ball) darle una patada a
    (ball) darle un puntapié a
    she kicked him in the shins le pegó una patada en la espinilla
    • he kicked the boxes out of the way quitó las cajas de en medio de una patada
    • he kicked the door open/shut abrió/cerró la puerta de una patada
    • he was kicked by a horse le dio una coz un caballo
    • she kicked the bedclothes off se destapó pataleando
    • to kick oneself darse de patadas
    • to kick sb upstairs ascender a algn para quitárselo de en medio
    • to kick sb when he's/she's down pegarle a algn en el suelo
  • 2informal

    (habit) dejar
    (heroin) desengancharse de
    I used to smoke, but I've finally kicked it antes fumaba pero he logrado quitarme el vicio