Pronunciation: lĭk
v. t.1.To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.
[imp. & p. p. Licked (lĭkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Licking.]
2.To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.
To lick the dust
to be slain; to fall in battle.
To lick into shape
to give proper form to; - from a notion that the bear's cubs are born shapeless and subsequently formed by licking.
- Ps. lxxii. 9.
To lick the spittle of
to fawn upon.
- Hudibras.
To lick up
to take all of by licking; to devour; to consume entirely.
- South.
n.1.A stroke of the tongue in licking.
2.A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. Also, a small quantity of any substance so applied.
A lick of court whitewash.
- Gray.
3.A place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; - often, but not always, near salt springs. Called also salt lick.
v. t.1.To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.
n.1.A slap; a quick stroke.
Noun1.lick - a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
Synonyms: salt lick
2.lick - touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
Synonyms: lap
3.Licklick - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Synonyms: biff, punch, clout, poke
Verb1.lick - beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
Synonyms: drub, clobber, bat, thrash
2.lick - pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
Synonyms: lap
3.lick - 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"
4.lick - take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
Synonyms: lap up, lap
To dream that you are licking something, signifies your tendency to be cautious before proceeding on to new situations or adventures. Alternatively, it may also represent satisfaction in some minor matters. To dream that you are licked by an animal, denotes that you will be called upon for advice.addle, amaze, approach, assay, attempt, baffle, bamboozle, bang, bash, bat, bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, beating, belt, best, bid, biff, bite, blow, boggle, bonk, breath, brush, buffalo, cadenza, career, caress, cast, chop, clip, clobber, clout, clump, confound, conk, conquer, contact, crack, cut, cutaneous sense, dash, daze, defeat, destroy, dig, dint, dirty work, do in, donkeywork, down, dress down, drub, drubbing, drudgery, drumming, effort, employment, endeavor, essay, experiment, extempore, fag, fatigue, feel, feeling, fingertip caress, fix, flax, flick, fling, floor, flourish, fuddle, fusillade, gait, gambit, get, give a dressing-down, glance, gleam, go, graze, grind, hand-mindedness, handiwork, handwork, hide, hint, hit, hors de combat, hot lick, hurdle, idea, impromptu, improvisation, industry, interpolation, intimation, jab, keep in suspense, kiss, knock, labor, lambaste, lambency, lap up, larrup, lather, leather, lick of work, light touch, look, manual labor, master, maze, moil, mouth, move, muddle, mystify, nonplus, offer, outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, overwhelm, pace, paddle, pelt, perplex, plunk, poke, pound, progress, punch, put, puzzle, rap, rat race, rate, riff, rub, ruin, scintilla, scut work, sense of touch, settle, shade, shadow, shellac, shot, sip, skin, skin alive, slam, slavery, slog, slug, slurp, smack, smash, smattering, smear, smell, smother, soak up, sock, soupcon, spadework, spark, sponge up, sprinkling, stab, step, stick, stride, stroke, stroke of work, strong bid, stump, suggestion, sup, surmount, suspicion, swat, sweat, swing, swipe, tactile sense, taction, take the cake, tan, tap, task, tattoo, tentative, tentative poke, thought, thrash, throw, thump, thwack, tincture, tinge, tiresome work, toil, tongue, touch, trace, travail, travel, tread, treadmill, trial, trial and error, trim, triumph, triumph over, trounce, try, undertaking, undo, vamp, wallop, welt, whack, whale, whiff, whip, whisper, whop, win, wipe, work, worst, yerk
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lickety cut
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licorice root
licorice stick
Licorice sugar
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