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Plural for a light coating or quick application of something, especially paint
“I said to the players after the game that it had come down to a lick of paint.”
Plural for a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“… gave the ball a solid lick with the bat.”
Plural for the smallest amount or part imaginable
“… you haven't done a lick of work all day.”
Plural for speed
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.”
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.”
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.”
To overcome
“Well, I'm sure with counseling and stuff, you're going to lick this.”
To strike repeatedly
“… your father will lick you good if he hears you using swear words.”
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