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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.
From birth to death, the word kick has been given an important part in expressing the human’s experiences. The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life kicking inside her woom, and that same life many years later comes to its end, in the widely used expression to kick the bucket meaning to die. The expression to kick the bucket is almost 200 years ago. One belief is that it started when an English stable man committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pail or a bucket. He put a rope around his neck and tide it to beem silling, and then kicked the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in any way was called kicking the bucket.

Another old expression that comes from England is to kick over the traces meaning to resist the commends of one’s parents or to appose oriject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse or mule to a wegan or a plow. Sometimes that animal rebuild, and kicked over the traces.

The word kick sometimes as used to describe component or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back, some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal, so is another kind of kick back, a secret payment made by a supplier to an official who buys supplies for government or company.

Kick around is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is kicked around, he is someone who is treated badly. Usually, he’s not been really kicked by somebody’s foot. He has just not been treated with the respect as all of us want. A person who has kicked around almost his life is someone who has band his life moving from place to place. In this case, Kicking Around means moving often from one place to another. Kick around has the third meaning when you use it with the word idea. When you kick around an idea, you are given that idea some thought.

There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be strong, you kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds important but really is not. Still another meaning of the word kick is to free oneself of a bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Health campians urge the smokers to kick the habit.

This VOA Special English Program—Words and Their Stories was written by M.C. M.J. was the narrator. I’m S.G.

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Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.
From birth to death,the word "kick" has been given an important part in expressing human experience.The proud and happy monther feels the first sign of life kicking inside her womb.And that same life many years later comes to his end,and the widely-use expression,to kick the bucket,meaning to die.The Expression "to kick the bucket" is almost two hundred years old.One belive is that its started when an English cableman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pail or bucket.He put a rope around his neck,and tied it to a beam in ceiling,and then kick the bucket away from under him.After a while to die in anyway was called kicking a bucket.
Another old expression that comes from England is to kick over the traces,meaning to resist the command of one's parents or to oppose or reject authority.Traces were the chains that held the horse or mule to a wagon or plow.Sometimes an animal rebeled,and kicked over the traces.
The word kick sometimes is used to describe a complaint or some kind of dissatisfaction.Workers for example,kick about long hours and low pay,there are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job.This "kick back" is illegal.So is another kind of kick back a secret payment may buy a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or a company.Kick around is a phase that is heard often in American English,a person who is kicked around is someone who is treated badly.Usually he's not really been kicked by somebody's foot,he's just not been treated with respect that all of us want.A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who has spent his life moving from place to place.In this case,"kicking around" means moving often from one place to another."Kick around" has the third meaning when you use it with the word idea,when you kick around a idea,you are giving that idea some thought.There is no physical actions when you kick a person upstairs,although the pain can be a strong.You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important,but really is not.Still another meaning of the word kick is to free oneself of a bad habit,such as smoking a cigarette.Health campaigns urge smokers to kick the habit.

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