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Verb: lick  lik
  1. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
    "We licked the other team on Sunday!";
    - cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, beat hollow, smoke [N. Amer], hammer, tromp [N. Amer], muller [Brit], trounce, whale [N. Amer], slaughter, wipe the floor
     
  2. Pass the tongue over
    "the dog licked her hand";
    - lap
     
  3. Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    "did you lick the problem?";
    - solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, work, unriddle
     
  4. Take up with the tongue
    "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast";
    - lap, lap up
Noun: lick  lik
  1. A salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    - salt lick
     
  2. Touching with the tongue
    - lap
     
  3. (boxing) a blow with the fist
    "I gave him a lick on his nose";
    - punch, clout, poke, biff, slug, dong [Austral, NZ]
     
  4. [Brit] At a fast speed
    "the action unfolded at a great lick"

Derived forms: licks, licking, licked

Type of: beat, beat out, blow, crush, deposit, drink, imbibe, sediment, shell, stroke, touch, touching, trounce, understand, vanquish

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