Definition of Lick

1. Noun. A salt deposit that animals regularly lick.

Exact synonyms: Salt Lick
Generic synonyms: Deposit, Sediment

2. Verb. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight. "The fighter managed to lick his opponent"; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
Exact synonyms: Bat, Clobber, Cream, Drub, Thrash
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Related verbs: Flail, Lam, Thrash, Thresh
Derivative terms: Drubbing, Thrashing

3. Noun. Touching with the tongue. "The dog's laps were warm and wet"
Exact synonyms: Lap
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Derivative terms: Lap, Lap

4. Verb. Pass the tongue over. "The dog licked her hand"
Exact synonyms: Lap
Generic synonyms: Stroke
Specialized synonyms: Tongue
Derivative terms: Lap

5. Noun. (boxing) a blow with the fist. "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Exact synonyms: Biff, Clout, Poke, Punch, Slug
Specialized synonyms: Counter, Counterpunch, Parry, Haymaker, Knockout Punch, Ko Punch, Sunday Punch, Hook, Jab, Rabbit Punch, Sucker Punch
Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Biff, Clout, Poke, Punch, Slug

6. Verb. Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of. "He could not work the math problem"
Exact synonyms: Figure Out, Puzzle Out, Solve, Work, Work Out
Generic synonyms: Understand
Entails: Reason
Specialized synonyms: Answer, Resolve, Riddle, Strike, Guess, Infer, Answer, Break
Derivative terms: Solution, Solvent, Solver, Solving, Workable

7. Verb. Take up with the tongue. "The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
Exact synonyms: Lap, Lap Up
Generic synonyms: Drink, Imbibe
Derivative terms: Lap

Definition of Lick

1. v. t. To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.

2. n. A stroke of the tongue in licking.

3. v. t. To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.

4. n. A slap; a quick stroke.

Definition of Lick

1. Verb. To stroke with the tongue. ¹

2. Verb. (colloquial) To defeat decisively, particularly in a fight. ¹

3. Verb. (colloquial) To overcome. ¹

4. Verb. (vulgar slang) To perform cunnilingus. ¹

5. Verb. (colloquial) To do anything partially. ¹

6. Verb. (context: of flame, waves etc.) To lap ¹

7. Noun. The act of licking. ¹

8. Noun. The amount of some substance obtainable with a single lick. ¹

9. Noun. A place where animals lick minerals from the ground. ¹

10. Noun. A small watercourse or ephemeral stream. It ranks between a rill and a stream. ¹

11. Noun. (colloquial) A stroke or blow. ¹

12. Noun. (colloquial) A bit. ¹

13. Noun. (music) A short motif. ¹

14. Noun. speed. In this sense it is always qualified by '''good''', or '''fair''' or a similar adjective. ¹

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Definition of Lick

1. to pass the tongue over the surface of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lick

lick clean
lick one's chops
lick one's wounds
lick up
licked clean
licked out
licked up

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