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Noun
A heavy defeat or beating
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“They gave me about three years based on the pathology report of the liver biopsy, and I take a licking but I keep on ticking.”
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An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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“If Dad came home and found us, we could expect a licking.”
Adjective
Lambent or flickering
Verb
Being victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
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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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to strike or hit repeatedly
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Present participle for to thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition
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(euphemistic) Present participle for to have intimate relations with someone
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Present participle for to make moist or moister
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Present participle for to find an answer or solution to a problem or question
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for to flow in a stream
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Present participle for to sample the flavor of something orally
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