kick around
verb Date: 1839 intransitive verb 1. to wander or pass time aimlessly 2. a. to lie about mostly unnoticed or forgotten b. to undergo consideration usually intermittently over a period of time <
ideas that have been kicking around for years
>
transitive verb 1. to treat in an inconsiderate or high-handed fashion 2. to consider, examine, or discuss from various angles

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kick around — ► kick around (or about) 1) lie unwanted or unexploited. 2) treat (someone) roughly or without respect. 3) discuss (an idea) casually or experimentally. Main Entry: ↑kick …   English terms dictionary

  • kick around — phrasal verb kick around or kick about Word forms kick around : present tense I/you/we/they kick around he/she/it kicks around present participle kicking around past tense kicked around past participle kicked around informal 1) British… …   English dictionary

  • kick around — verb 1. discuss lightly We bandied around these difficult questions • Syn: ↑bandy • Hypernyms: ↑hash out, ↑discuss, ↑talk over • Verb Frames: S …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick around — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you kick around ideas or suggestions, you discuss them informally. [INFORMAL] [V n P] We kicked a few ideas around... [V P n (not pron)] They started to kick around the idea of an electric scraper. Syn: play with 2) PHRASAL… …   English dictionary

  • kick around — {v.}, {informal} 1. To act roughly or badly to; treat badly; bully. * /John likes to kick around the little boys./ * /Mr. Jones is always kicking his dog around./ Syn.: PUSH AROUND. 2. To lie around or in a place; be treated carelessly; be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick around — {v.}, {informal} 1. To act roughly or badly to; treat badly; bully. * /John likes to kick around the little boys./ * /Mr. Jones is always kicking his dog around./ Syn.: PUSH AROUND. 2. To lie around or in a place; be treated carelessly; be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick\ around — v informal 1. To act roughly or badly to; treat badly; bully. John likes to kick around the little boys. Mr. Jones is always kicking his dog around. Syn.: push around 2. To lie around or in a place; be treated carelessly; be neglected. This old… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • kick around — phr verb Kick around is used with these nouns as the object: ↑football …   Collocations dictionary

  • kick around — kick (someone) around to treat someone badly. When his boss didn t promote him, he felt as if he d been kicked around long enough, and he finally quit. He represents every big guy that s ever kicked around a little guy …   New idioms dictionary

  • kick around — kick (something) around to discuss something. I don t know who will be on the committee, but we ve kicked a lot of names around. Black intellectuals have been kicking around the idea since the beginning of the twentieth century …   New idioms dictionary

  • kick around — verb a) to abuse or mistreat; to bully Dont be afraid to kick it around a little. It is sturdy. b) to wander loose; to float around; to hang around (usually …   Wiktionary

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