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When the paramedics arrived at the apartment, no-one opened the door for them, so they kicked it _______, fearing the person inside might be unconscious.

After kicking the idea _________ for a few days, the management team finally decided to adopt the new policy.

The government wants to kick _________ this year's birthday celebrations with a tribute ceremony for the nation's veterans, who made these celebrations possible in the first place.

After a weeks-long investigation, the police finally arrested the infamous doctor who had been taking _________ from drug companies while fatally over-medicating his patients.

Jerry got so angry with his boss during the meeting  that he got up and kicked _________ the chair he was sitting on and broke it.

When the school's principal wanted to fire Ms. Walters, everybody's favourite teacher, the _________ from the students was so extreme that he was forced to change his mind.

The storm caused a lot of damage to the neighbourhood, but everyone in the community was willing to kick _______ some money to help rebuild the children's play area.

After repeatedly asking the passenger to be quiet and not disturb the other passengers, the driver had no choice but to kick him _________ the bus.

Kyle agreed to spend the weekend taking care of the garden; he knew that kicking ________ a storm with his wife would ruin the weekend anyway.

After another half-hour of pain, the medicine finally kicked ________ and Jane could feel some relief.


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94 Comments on “Learn 8 KICK Phrasal Verbs in English: “kick back”, “kick out”, “kick up”…”


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good lesson . thanks

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Hello Adam! This is a very good lesson. I like to expand my vocabulary with you. Thank you for it.
But I also have questions about English:)
Sometimes I face these structures: Do you ever… and Have you ever … For me, those two mean the same, but I think I am wrong about it. Can you explain the difference to me? Thank you.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    Hello Alexander,
    might this site will give you the answer.
    https://www.engvid.com/yes-i-do-or-yes-i-have/

    Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    Hello Alexander , hello everybody ,
    In my opinion “do you ever” is for asking someone something you are quite sure she or he does regularly , like : do you ever go to the theater ? Do you sometimes or often or usually go to the theater ?
    ” Have you ever ” is for asking if it happened something by the past which became true forever : Have you ever gone to the theater ? Did it happened that one day you went to the theater ?
    Hope I am not wrong . See what Adam will reply .
    Bye

    Thursday, November 23rd 2017

      Thank you for your interpretation of this. Yeah, it’s interesting what Adam will tell us:)

      Thursday, November 23rd 2017

      tsamp agree

      Thursday, November 23rd 2017

        I think it’s possible to say even: “Did you ever … in past?”

        Thursday, November 23rd 2017

          Hi Katrin,

          Although people say this often, it is technically incorrect because the ‘ever’ is too general a time, whereas ‘did’ is a simple past verb, meaning it needs to go with a definite past time.

          Sunday, December 10th 2017

          Adam I hear speaking like this from natives not rare…

          Sunday, December 10th 2017

    Alexander, I see a difference between the two sentences.Do you ever lose consciousness? or have you ever lost consciousness?
    In the first case the person can have lost consciousness several times, the person is asked if he lose conciousness from time to time. In the second case the person is asked if in the past he has already lost consciousness. Perhaps Adam can help us.It’ll be better for the understanding. Good luck for optimizing english.
    Thank you for this comment which lets me improve my english.

    Wednesday, December 6th 2017

    Hi Alexander,

    Good answers here from Tsamp and the others.

    Essentially, do you ever is asking about a repetitive or habitual action, and it can also give an idea about future occurrences (e.g., Do you ever play squash? If no, would you like to try? If yes, do you want to play with me some day?)

    Have you ever is about past experience.

    Hope this helps.

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Hi Adam, thank you for your lesson.
i want to ask a question about this lesson. But i couldn’t find the question form that you mention.
Is kick back a one word (kickback) or two words(kick back)?

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    This is it Ka-hing :)

    Kickback is a noun, kick back is a verb. Does this help?

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you very much Keep up the good work.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

There are so a lot of phrasal verbs in Englsih… damn.. it is impossible to learn by heart all of them..

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    Tr0yan There’s no need to learn them by heart. If you read many books and watch movies you begin to understand them by intuition in some time. Luck!

    Friday, November 24th 2017

    Hi Tr0yan,

    As Katrin says, you don’t need to know all of them. With practice and lots of reading and watching movies, etc. you’ll learn how to guess them from context. Keep trying.

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Hi Adam!Thank You this lesson is very good.
Have You Settled,how is new life in S.K.?

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    Hi Anitacan,

    Thanks for asking. I’m settled in and getting used to the new life ;) All is well.

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

thank you for a great website . God bless all Engvid team

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thanks Adam. Great lesson. A smile:)

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    :) back

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Dear Adam!!! Thank you very much!!! Now I get the meaning of Kick -off Meeting. Your explanation of Phrasal Verbs is REALLY FANTASTIC!!!! I kindly ask you to make a video for us about SETTLE phrasal verbs. I know only 1 meaning – to settle down. But there are also the other combinations. Thank you in advance!!! Best regards, Kate

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    that was just awesome Adam !

    Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    I’ll get on it Denev ;)

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

6/10 :( , going to reply once more :)

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thank you Adam

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

08/10. ☺ The Lesson was excellent. You are doing a remarkable job. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

For me, phrasal verbs are the most difficult fields in the English language.
Thanks for your clear explanations Mr Adam. Now it´s a bit easier ;)

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thank you teacher. It was a very helpful lesson for me!!!!!

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thanks, teacher. Phrasal verbs are very difficult for me. I will try to study more.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Thank you, Adam, for another useful lesson on phrasel verbs. One of my favorite topics, ’cause if you don’t live in English spoken country you don’t have many opportunities to learn new phrasel verbs.

They’re not spread much in schools in universities when we learn more formal English.

You’re great. Thanks again. I’m glad you were giving enough examles, ’cause phrasel verbs are easy for understanding when they only in the context withing sentences.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    Andrew watch more movies. Not action movies(there’s not enough words). You should watch movies that you’ll be able to watch again(with interest) in a few days(especially at the beginning). Romantic comedies with your favorite actor(actress)I would recommend you. Of course you should read and listen audio books of those books you’ve read. Good day!

    Friday, November 24th 2017

      When you will begin to understand movies(every sentence) you’ll be able to understand phrasal verbs without any difficulty.

      Friday, November 24th 2017

        Thanks for afvice, Katrin. I watch enough movies. I’m really fond of horrors. Even though I understand the most of what’s said, phrasel verbs is the thing that you can never guess. Even naives say that most of Prasel Verbs make absoulutely no sense. So there’s no way to know them but to learn them in context, like in movies, books, Adams’ lessons etc. But sometimes even having context in not helpful.

        Monday, December 4th 2017

          Andrew, when you watch a movie can you repeat after characters? (If you still can’t repeat long sentences that’s not enough) A lot of school English teachers I know say they understand English.(But there’s a problem of deep understanding) They understand probably the meaning but they still can’t repeat after movie characters. And you say you want to understand all phrasal verbs, so I can make a conclusion that you want to know English perfectly.
          You may watch a horror movie one or two times. Watching it a lot so you could understand all sentences is a very bad idea(it can harm you). I’ve used them only for polishing my English.
          At any rate it’s your decision. So I’m sorry for bothering you!

          Tuesday, December 5th 2017

          This is true for every new vocabulary, Andrew, so keep at it. Just try to make your exposure to English as varied as possible.

          Sunday, December 10th 2017

A very good lesson Adam, really. I did not know all of these phrasal verbs. By the way, I have noticed that you and the other teachers are speaking a little bit faster… Isn’t it?

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

    Sometimes we might get a little excited John :). We’ll keep a better eye on it.

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you, Adam. We have been waiting for you a few days.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Hi Adam ,
Thanks for the lesson . Not easy to remember all these phrasal verbs . I have to practice them .
One question :, May I ” say backups of students” or ” students’ backups ” rather than ” backups from students ” ? If yes , is the meaning the same ?
See you
Bye

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

    Hi Tsamp,

    I’m not actually sure what you’re trying to say. What do you mean by student backups? Maybe a teacher needs to back up the students? i.e., support them?

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

    Hi Adam
    Thank you for your answer .
    I should have asked my question differently . My difficulty is the use of “of” or ” from” . The context was : teachers needing backups from students . I found it odd to use “from” rather than “of” in the phrase but with more observation it has become clearer . In this context , the word backups is not the property of students but something given from students to the teachers .
    However , I wonder why backup is in plural in this phrase and why these are not students who need backup from their teachers .
    See you
    Bye

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Whats the difference between “kick in” and kick off” when im talking about “start”? In a few words, when i use each one to start something…

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

    Hi Tiago,

    Kick in means take effect, i.e., start to work as planned, intended. Kick off means start, i.e., begin.

    Does this help?

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

You are doing well job. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

Thanks Adam, it wasn’t easy but useful phrases your awesome teacher

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

Hello.
Thank you, Adam. You are very good teacher, but lesson about (kick up, in, back…and etc.) to me yet like a’dark forest’…:))

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

    Keep walking, Bigita :) You’ll soon see the light.

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Very good class! Congrats.

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

Great lesson! Thanks, Adam.

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

Adam I did vocabulary test again and I couldn’t answer meaning of next words: constraint stance plank sapling inveigle bloat raiment legerdemain sparge
derelict overt embankment swivel drab throttle resilient simmer stead natter slough flurry trundle rampant judicious scathing rind strife bawl spool
pittance shrivel fledgling signet lore extol tipple strop pastiche eavesdrop welter abscond shard barnacle suffuse conflate botch awry burgeon minutiae redolent nib rancid dirge chivvy udder prig adumbrate bugbear manacle prurient lampoon seamy parsimonious purloin sobriquet soothsayer mammon disjunctive nostrum lothario mien trollop fuddle puckish noisome melange leitmotiv verdure imbroglio maladroit
Adam it’s possible some of those words are not used very often or archaisms but at any rate I want to learn them. Please recommend me some book that could contain a lot of words like these. Thank you very much.

Thursday, November 23rd 2017

    Hi Katrin,

    Many of these words you will probably never use and not likely see or hear used.I had to look up sparge ;)

    Try reading Vladimir Nabokov or Salman Rushdie. They like to use “big” words.

    Otherwise, find an SAT book that has many uncommon words.

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

      Thank you Adam. I will follow your advice.

      Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you Adam. You are my favorite teacher. 😊

Friday, November 24th 2017

THANK YOU ADAM SIR

Friday, November 24th 2017

Adam!

thanks for the lesson about KICK.
Can you make more easily lesson, so i gonna understand more easily.
some ting is difficulty to understand this lesson.

thakks
Awaiting for your Kind replay.

Friday, November 24th 2017

    You should watch Adam and you should watch lessons for beginners (Follow me bbc) Good luck!

    Friday, November 24th 2017

    Hi Mfiazrubbani,

    We try to make lessons for all levels. Some beginner lessons are coming as well. Keep trying :)

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

hi everyone,,, thank you Mr. Adam for you class that was very interesting……. I think there is not easy to learn all the phrasals

Friday, November 24th 2017

    It just takes time and practice Hipocampo. Keep at it ;)

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you Adam!

Saturday, November 25th 2017

Hey guys…Kick in also means pitch in (to contribute, to give money)

Saturday, November 25th 2017

    Good addition Lichifunky.

    If everyone kicks in $5, we can get Sam a nice retirement gift.

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

thanks :)))

Saturday, November 25th 2017

Hi Adam,
First of all, congratulation for your videos. Finally I found an English-speaker teacher of English. Do you know what I mean? Students can really appreciate your grammar and English knowledge and your easy way to explain all the topics.
Some topic lesson I already know it (despite of I still use it wrong…) but I just wached the videos to improve my “day to day” speak, listening to you.
I have a suggestion to your editing team. Because if you are new on the channel is dificult to find videos of one topic. Why don’t standardized the colors on the first screen depending on the categorie? For exemple:green for vocabulary lessons, blue for grammar lessons, and so on. The same for the title lesson, always start with the Categorie.
Regards,
Helena

Saturday, November 25th 2017

    Hi Helena,

    Thank you for the feedback. I will pass your ideas on to the team :)

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

Thank you very much, Adam. You’re a brilliant teacher indeed! All of your videos are amazing. They really make the language learning process much more easier and fun. Please, go on in the same vein!

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Thanks Adam for this lesson!

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Hello my dear teacher! As Always this lesson was also marvellous. I appreciate your help and I want you to make more helpful lessons please!
I am looking forward to watching your next lessons.
Have a good time and take care of yourself.

Monday, November 27th 2017

Excellent lesson, very useful! I didn’t know most of the expressions you explained, Thank you!

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

thank you Adam! you are such a great teacher.

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

I cant thank you enough. You make it all looks so easy

Wednesday, November 29th 2017

Good exercise.Explanation is simple but clear.

Thursday, November 30th 2017

My jokes again…
1 – Why are you so sad?
– You know, I came on European dating site. I saw an add: “Julia, 27 years old, 90-60-90, the blond, without material problems, London, Britain.”
I wrote to her and she answered. We had a chat and she liked me, and she she came.
– That’s awesome, man, why didn’t you like it?
– She has measured herself in inches…

2 A military column goes by the village. Two old women sit on the bench.
– Look! Militarists!
– Yea…will stop in a moment….during half of hour will explore the map and then …. will ask direction.

Thank you Adam and I’ll be glad to know my mistakes.

Thursday, November 30th 2017

    Ha! Your first joke reminds me of a line from the song “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof: “He’s handsome and tall, from side to side.”

    Friday, December 1st 2017

      Thank you I like old Hollywood movies very much! I’ll watch it if I find a link. :)

      Friday, December 1st 2017

    Sorry, but I didn’t understend the sekond joke.
    It means that two old women knows more than militarists with their skils of topography?

    Monday, December 4th 2017

      Sorry Silder! Probably it is not the best one for nowadays
      :(

      Tuesday, December 5th 2017

        I also wasn’t sure about the second one. Is it a joke about men? :)

        Sunday, December 10th 2017

          Yes Adam, it’s about training Russian army(because we still have the draft(those who are 18 y/o) to army).

          Sunday, December 10th 2017

          Jocks like this you also can hear about Russian national soccer team.

          Sunday, December 10th 2017

          Sorry “Jokes”!!!

          Sunday, December 10th 2017

Hi Mr adam

Thursday, November 30th 2017

You are the best. Thank you

Sunday, December 3rd 2017

Thanks Adam,

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

hello sir I have question to you I seen many times most of the sentence ate use though but I don’t know how can I use it in different prasprative

Wednesday, December 6th 2017

sentence

Wednesday, December 6th 2017

answer of 8th should be “kick out”,and answer of 10th should be “kick off”,am i correct?

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Thanks for the lesson. I hope I can learn more from you and your team. It really helps too with the quiz.

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Thanks everyone :)

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Adam , you are fantastic and in my opinion you are the most successful English teacher I have ever seen , Remember I have travelled to 58 countries lol

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Tnx Adam, great lesson.

Tuesday, December 12th 2017
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