1. to amuse or entertain one’s audience.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|
2. to perform well or with energy, usu. of music.
|in AS XLVI: Go, kick it, v. To improvise rhythmically and expertly on a given medley.|
|Burn, Killer, Burn! 92: Dig my man Roach kicking them weird sounds, momma.|
|Campus Sl. Apr. 6: kick – be strong or powerful, full of energy. ‘That song kicks.’.|
|Shame the Devil 229: The rhythm section kicked, and the guitars made it rock.|
3. to feel the effects of a drug.
|Golden Spike 138: He hit himself and, as he began to kick, he said, ‘Look at him, he wants to stay off it.’.|
4. to delight, to please.
|Like One of the Family 12: What kicks some people just bugs me and vice is versa!|
|Burn, Killer, Burn! 49: If it kicks you off to go around warring with other people, it’s all right with Treetop.|
|in Hellhole 145: ‘You like the shit?’ I said, ‘Oh man, it kicks all right.’.|
5. see kick it v.2 (2)
6. see boot v.5 (1)