kick
 v.— «The US.Army Corps of Engineers…launched an investigation into the channel, which was reportedly cut in front of the Whalehead Club by the propeller of DOT workboat. Such a procedure is commonly called “kicking.”…When the boat became stuck in the shallow waters, it forced its way out with its prop. One witness told of watching the boat run into shallow water several times, then kick its way out.» —“DOT Cited for ‘Kicking’ Illegal Ferry Channel” by Jan DeBlieu in Manteo, N.C. North Caroline Coastal Federation July 2, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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