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kickback

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When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
Edward Frederic Benson
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English

Etymology

From kick + back.

Noun

Singular
kickback

Plural
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kickback ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) a clandestine payment in return for a favor; especially an illegal one
  2. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) recoil; a sudden backward motion, usually in the direction of the operator.
  3. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an accident wherein an object being cut by a rotating blade or disk, such as a circular saw, is caught by the blade and thrown outward
  4. (oil industry) a dangerous buildup of gas pressure at the wellhead
  5. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the board separating one bowling lane from another at the pit end
  6. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In contract bridge, an ace asking convention initiated by the first step above four of the agreed trump suit.

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