Definitions

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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see kick,‎ up.
  • v. To raise, to increase (a price).
  • v. To stir up (trouble), to cause (a disturbance).
  • v. To show anger (about something).
  • v. To function improperly, to show signs of disorder, (of an illness) to flare up.

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Examples

  • Daffodils and hyacinths, she thought, swinging her arms to kick up her heart rate.

    The Hollow

  • Continuously contract the muscles you are about to stretch on the front of your chest and the inside of your arms by pressing against the floor as you kick up into a hand-stand.

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • "Queensberry," he said, "had engaged a stall at the St. James's Theatre, no doubt to kick up a row; but as soon as I heard of it I got Alick (George Alexander) to send him back his money.

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions

  • What does it matter if old Mother Munns does kick up a shindy?

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • Well, then, why does the Ulsterman kick up such a pother?

    Prejudices : first series,

  • Her red sneakers kick up dust as she races to another trailer, this one covered with Christmas lights and feathers and windcatchers.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • “Queensberry,” he said, “had engaged a stall at the St. James's Theatre, no doubt to kick up a row; but as soon as I heard of it I got Alick (George Alexander) to send him back his money.

    Oscar Wilde

  • … Those two kick up a fuss over anything and everything, and go for the police because the motors make too much noise when they stop in front of my petrol-pump …’

    Maigret at the Crossroads

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