kick up
verb Date: 1756 transitive verb 1. to cause to rise upward <
clouds of dust kicked up by passing cars
>
2. to stir up ; provoke <
kick up a fuss
>
intransitive verb to give evidence of disorder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kick up — {v.}, {informal} To show signs of not working right. * /John had had too much to eat and his stomach started to kick up./ * /After working well for a year the air conditioner suddenly started kicking up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick up — {v.}, {informal} To show signs of not working right. * /John had had too much to eat and his stomach started to kick up./ * /After working well for a year the air conditioner suddenly started kicking up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick-up — kickˈ up noun 1. A disturbance 2. A dance 3. A depression in the bottom of a bottle • • • Main Entry: ↑kick …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick|up — «KIHK UHP», noun. Slang. a disturbance; fuss: »In recent years there have been kickups over many rules, notably those which control publications and societies (Punch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick up — I noun raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑exercise, ↑exercising, ↑physical exercise, ↑physical exertion, ↑workout …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms kick up : present tense I/you/we/they kick up he/she/it kicks up present participle kicking up past tense kicked up past participle kicked up 1) kick up something to make something go up into the air The storm …   English dictionary

  • kick up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you kick up a fuss about something, you make it very obvious that you are annoyed or dissatisfied. [V P n (not pron)] Those customers who have kicked up a fuss have received refunds... [V P n (not pron)] They kick up a rumpus… …   English dictionary

  • kick\ up — v informal To show signs of not working right. John had had too much to eat and his stomach started to kick up. After working well for a year the air conditioner suddenly started kicking up …   Словарь американских идиом

  • kick up — phr verb Kick up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fuss, ↑row, ↑stink …   Collocations dictionary

  • kick up — verb a) To raise (dust or dirt) into the air while running or walking or driving. You could tell where he had been by the cloud of dust he had kicked up. b) To show anger (about something). He kicked up about it when they told him the train had… …   Wiktionary

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