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lick·ing

licking

 
pronunciation:
lI kIng
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) a thrashing or beating, esp. given as punishment.
His father gave him a licking for breaking the window.
definition 2: a setback or defeat.
Our team took a licking today.
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