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Noun
A light coating or quick application of something, especially paint
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“I said to the players after the game that it had come down to a lick of paint.”
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A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
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“… gave the ball a solid lick with the bat.”
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The smallest amount or part imaginable
“You haven't done a lick of work all day.”
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The speed with which one walks, runs, or moves
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A person's manner of walking or running
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Touch
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The act or an instance of wiping
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A job or profession
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A test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something
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Touch with tongue
“She'd lick the soup plate clean of everything except the peas and carrots, which she left in separate neat piles on either side of the dish.”
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Play over with fire
“Ceramic coals don't make a proper noise, for a start, and don't fall apart as the flames lick into them.”
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To achieve a victory over
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“I hope that the brevity of this war does not convince Americans that we can lick anybody on the block.”
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To overcome (a person or problem) decisively
“Well, I'm sure with counseling and stuff, you're going to lick this.”
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To strike repeatedly
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“Your father will lick you good if he hears you using swear words.”
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To thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition
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(euphemistic) To have intimate relations with someone
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To thoroughly confuse, befuddle, or bewilder
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To make moist or moister
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To find an answer or solution to a problem or question
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To prevent from achieving a goal
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To flow in a broken irregular stream
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To sample the flavor of something orally
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