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lick

lick

 
pronunciation:
lIk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: licked, licking, licks
definition 1: to pass the tongue over or along the surface of.
He licked the stamp before putting it on the envelope.
 
similar words:
lap, moisten, taste, wet
definition 2: to eat or drink by licking.
She licked her ice cream cone.The dog licked up the water.
synonyms:
lap
similar words:
nibble, sip, slurp, suck, taste
definition 3: to reach toward or pass lightly over.
The flames licked the edges of the wood.The waves licked the shore.
synonyms:
graze, lap
similar words:
brush, caress, nibble, touch
definition 4: (informal) to do better than or defeat.
She licked her opponent easily.
synonyms:
beat, conquer, defeat, rout, shellac
similar words:
outdo, overpower, upset, whip
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of licking with the tongue.
The dog gave my face a lick.
synonyms:
lap
similar words:
taste
definition 2: See salt lick.
synonyms:
salt lick
definition 3: (informal) even a small amount.
He hasn't done a lick of work.
synonyms:
bit, dab, shred, speck, touch
similar words:
mite, scrap, taste, trace
derivation: licker (n.)
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