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Meaning & Definition of Lick in English

English

Lick

/lɪk/

noun

1. A salt deposit that animals regularly lick

    synonym:
  • salt lick
  • ,
  • lick

2. Touching with the tongue

  • "The dog's laps were warm and wet"
    synonym:
  • lick
  • ,
  • lap

3. (boxing) a blow with the fist

  • "I gave him a clout on his nose"
    synonym:
  • punch
  • ,
  • clout
  • ,
  • poke
  • ,
  • lick
  • ,
  • biff
  • ,
  • slug

verb

1. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

  • "We licked the other team on sunday!"
    synonym:
  • cream
  • ,
  • bat
  • ,
  • clobber
  • ,
  • drub
  • ,
  • thrash
  • ,
  • lick

2. Pass the tongue over

  • "The dog licked her hand"
    synonym:
  • lick
  • ,
  • lap

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • solve
  • ,
  • work out
  • ,
  • figure out
  • ,
  • puzzle out
  • ,
  • lick
  • ,
  • work

4. Take up with the tongue

  • "The cat lapped up the milk"
  • "The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
    synonym:
  • lap
  • ,
  • lap up
  • ,
  • lick