ADJ. little, young | big, older The older kids had lessons in the afternoon as well. | cute, good, lovely, nice | poor I feel desperately sorry for the poor kid. | rich a spoilt little rich kid | local a gang of local kids | street street kids who rely on their ingenuity to keep alive | school (also schoolkid)
QUANT. bunch, couple They're just a bunch of kids.
VERB + KID have We both wanted to have kids. | bring up I've tried to bring my kids up to respect other people. | look after, take care of
PHRASES just/only a kid He's only a kid. You can't expect him to understand what's going on. | like a kid She was crying like a kid.