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Etymology

Old English liccian.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to lick

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to lick (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To stroke with the tongue.
    The cat licked its fur.
  2. (colloquial) To defeat decisively, particularly in a fight.
    My dad can lick your dad.
  3. (colloquial) To overcome.
    I think I can lick this.
  4. (vulgar, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To perform cunnilingus.

Translations

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Noun

Yellow River in rural Indiana, USA - example of a lick.

Singular
lick

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  1. The act of licking.
    The cat gave its fur a lick.
  2. The amount of some substance obtainable with a single lick.
    Give me a lick of ice cream.
  3. A place where animals lick minerals from the ground.
    The birds gathered at the clay lick.
  4. A small watercourse or ephemeral stream. It ranks between a rill and a stream.
    We used to play in the lick'.
  5. (colloquial) A stroke or blow.
    Hit that wedge a good lick with the sledgehammer.
  6. (colloquial) A bit.
    You don't have a lick of sense.
    I didn't do a lick of work today.
  7. (music) A short motif.
    There are some really good blues licks in this solo.

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