Lick - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lɪk|  American pronunciation of the word lick
Brit.  |lɪk|  British pronunciation of the word lick


- a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
- touching with the tongue (syn: lap)
- (boxing) a blow with the fist (syn: biff, clout, poke, punch, slug)


- beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight(syn: bat, clobber, cream, drub, thrash)
- pass the tongue over(syn: lap)
- find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of (syn: solve, work)
- take up with the tongue(syn: lap)


He licked the stamp before putting it on the envelope.

The dog licked at the plate.

She licked the sauce off her finger.

The cat licked the milk off her paws.

Flames were already licking the ceiling.

Flames were already licking at the ceiling.

Could I have a lick of your ice cream?

It just needs a lick of paint.

Flames were licking (at) the curtains.

She licked her weight problem.

The puzzle has got us licked.

The living room could do with a lick of paint.

The trains go by at a hell of a lick.

He played a few licks and the audience suddenly quietened.

The dog jumped up and licked her face.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: lick
he/she/it: licks
present participle: licking
past tense: licked
past participle: licked
singular: lick
plural: licks
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