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Overview of noun licking

The noun licking has 2 senses

  • defeat, licking -- (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking")

  • beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking -- (the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows)

Overview of verb lick

The verb lick has 4 senses

  • cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick -- (beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!")

  • lick, lap -- (pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand")

  • solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")

  • lap, lap up, lick -- (take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast")