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A heavy defeat or beating
“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.”
“If Dad came home and found us, we could expect a licking.”
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.”
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.”
Present participle for to achieve a victory over
“I hope that the brevity of this war does not convince Americans that we can lick anybody on the block.”
Present participle for to overcome
“Well, I'm sure with counseling and stuff, you're going to lick this.”
Present participle for to strike repeatedly
“… your father will lick you good if he hears you using swear words.”
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