Definition of Licked

1. Adjective. Having been got the better of. "I'm pretty beat up but I don't feel licked yet"

Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Defeated



Definition of Licked

1. Verb. (past of lick) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Licked

1. lick [v] - See also: lick

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Licked

licitation
licitly
licitness
licitnesses
lick-spigot
lick-spigots
lick clean
lick one's chops
lick one's wounds
lick up
lickable
lickably
licked (current term)
licked clean
licked out
licked up
licker
lickerish
lickerishly
lickerishness
lickerishnesses
lickerous
lickers
licketh
lickety-split
lickety cut
lickety split

Literary usage of Licked

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New Malagasy-English Dictionary by James Richardson (1885)
"To have the sole of the foot licked. An old custom of expressing abject ... Cow-licked. Applied to the hair of the head. LE'LAK' O'SY. [OSY, a goat.] Prov. ..."

2. Woodrow Wilson: His Career, His Statesmanship, and His Public Policies by Hester Eloise Hosford (1912)
"We must judge New Jersey's Governor by this standard: by the gigantic size of the man whom he licked;—licked, not whipped, because when a man is whipped he ..."

3. Woodrow Wilson: His Career, His Statesmanship, and His Public Policies by Hester Eloise Hosford (1912)
"We must judge New Jersey's Governor by this standard: ^ by the gigantic size of the man whom he licked;—licked, not whipped, because when a man is whipped ..."

4. Woodrow Wilson and New Jersey Made Over by Hester Eloise Hosford (1912)
"We must judge New Jersey's Governor by this standard: by the gigantic size of the man whom he licked;—licked, not whipped, because when a man is whipped he ..."

5. History of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770: Consisting of the Narrative by Frederic Kidder, John Adams (1870)
"And further say, that my master licked me the next night for telling Mrs. Waldron ... And for fear that I should be licked again, I did deny all that I said ..."

6. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... but licked his lips — cat-ways. Thin he threw up his head an' made the men swear by ivry oath known to stand by him not alone in the room, ..."

7. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... licked, Jeff Davis hanged, an' all; Then come Bull Run, an' sence then I 've ben waitin' Like boys in ..."

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