Complete Definition of "lick"

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English

Etymology
OE. liccian.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-lick.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɪk

Verb
en-verb

  1. To stroke with the tongue.

#: The cat licked its fur.

  1. colloquial To defeat decisively, particularly in a fight.

#: My dad can lick your dad.

  1. colloquial To overcome.

#: I think I can lick this.

  1. vulgar|slang To perform cunnilingus.
Translations
trans-top|to stroke with a tongue
Bosnian: t-|bs|lizati
Croatian: t-|hr|lizati, t-|hr|liznuti
Czech: t-|cs|lízat
French: t+|fr|lécher
German: t+|de|lecken
Greek: t+|el|γλείÏÏ|sc=Grek (gleírw)
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Persian: FAchar|ÙÛسÛد٠(lisidan)
Russian: лизаÑÑ (lizát') impf
Serbian:

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Translations to be checked
rfc-trans
trans-top|to lick - to be categorized
ttbc|Albanian: lëpin
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|ÙعÙ
ttbc|Catalan: llepar
ttbc|Dutch: likken
ttbc|Esperanto: leki

ttbc|Hungarian: nyal
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ttbc|Indonesian: jilat
ttbc|Italian: leccare
ttbc|Korean: í¥ë¤ (haltda)
ttbc|Kurdish: alîstin
ttbc|Polish: lizaÄ
ttbc|Spanish: lamer
ttbc|Swedish: slicka
ttbc|Telugu: నాà°à± (naaku)
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Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of licking.

#: The cat gave its fur a lick.

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

#: Give me a lick of ice cream.

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

#: The birds gathered at the clay lick.

  1. colloquial A stroke or blow.

#: Hit that wedge a good lick with the sledgehammer.

  1. colloquial A bit.

#: You don't have a lick of sense.
#: I didn't do a lick of work today.

  1. music A short motif.

#: There are some really good blues licks in this solo.

Related terms
rel-top|terms related to "lick"
ass-licker
cow lick
good lick
lick one's chops
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lick one's wounds
lick up
licked
lickety split
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