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1. pumped-up

adjective. tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline.

Synonyms

  • pumped
  • tense
  • pumped up

Antonyms

  • wireless
  • unbound
  • easy
  • unagitated

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Words that Rhyme with Kick Up

  • closeup
  • strupp
  • trupp
  • stupp
  • schrupp
  • schlup
  • lay-up
  • krupp
  • grupp
  • yup
  • sup
  • shupp
  • schupp
  • ruppe
  • rupp
  • pup
  • knupp
  • hupp
  • cupp
  • cup
  • chupp
  • bupp
  • upp

2. kick

verb. ['ˈkɪk'] drive or propel with the foot.

Synonyms

  • drop-kick
  • dropkick
  • propel
  • place-kick
  • impel
  • punt
  • move

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. kick

verb. ['ˈkɪk'] strike with the foot.

Synonyms

  • scuff
  • hit

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. kick

verb. ['ˈkɪk'] thrash about or strike out with the feet.

Antonyms

  • rise

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. kick

noun. ['ˈkɪk'] the act of delivering a blow with the foot.

Synonyms

  • dropkick
  • kicking
  • boot
  • punting
  • place-kicking
  • punt
  • place kick
  • blow

Antonyms

  • walk
  • whisper
  • praise
  • unbend

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. kick

noun. ['ˈkɪk'] the swift release of a store of affective force.

Synonyms

  • rush
  • bang
  • excitement
  • charge
  • thrill
  • boot
  • exhilaration

Antonyms

  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Synonyms

  • leading
  • risen
  • upfield
  • ahead
  • in the lead
  • dormie
  • heavenward
  • sprouted
  • aweigh
  • ascending
  • upward
  • dormy
  • upbound
  • high

Antonyms

  • down
  • low
  • fragrant
  • sober

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. up

verb. ['ˈʌp'] raise.

Antonyms

  • low spirits

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] getting higher or more vigorous.

Synonyms

  • rising

Antonyms

  • side
  • bottom

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word kick-up


1. Noun Phrase
The tall, thick culms may splinter while being cut and can "kick up" as the weight of the stalk pulls the culm to the ground.

2. Noun Phrase
When the furnace first turns on, the dust will kick up, triggering the alarm as the dust enters the sensor area.

3. Noun Phrase
If your cat has a tendency to kick up (or play) in its litter, then we have a stylish solution for you.

4. Noun Phrase
When you consider the current tight economy, where consumers are being extra vigilant before parting with their cash, those poor salespeople need a good motivational kick up the butt to keep their eyes on the prize.

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