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1. lick

verb. ['ˈlɪk'] beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight.

Synonyms

  • cream
  • beat
  • vanquish
  • thresh
  • trounce
  • beat out
  • flail
  • crush
  • clobber
  • thrash
  • drub
  • lam
  • shell

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • disbelieve
  • fall short of
  • disagree

Etymology

  • liccian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lick

  • realpolitik
  • ostpolitik
  • nonstick
  • handpick
  • vanwyk
  • vanwyck
  • vandyck
  • strick
  • sprick
  • afflik
  • zwick
  • trick
  • swick
  • stick
  • spic
  • smick
  • shtick
  • schtick
  • schrick
  • schnick
  • schmick
  • quik
  • quick
  • prick
  • kwik
  • krick
  • fricke
  • frick
  • dzik
  • cwik

Example sentences of the word lick


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Additionally, dogs lick themselves to stay clean, and remove meal remnants from their face and coat.

2. Verb, base form
Allow your dog to lick a bit of it off your finger before starting.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Nothing might be as surprising—or disgusting—as seeing your dog lick another dog’s butt.

4. Verb, past tense
Have your dog lick the puppy, which will stimulate blood flow.

Quotes containing the word lick


1. You wanted to lick my face the first time you saw me? Is that usually what you do when you’re attracted to guys?” I shake my head. “Not your face, your dimple. And no. You’re the only guy I’ve ever had the urge to lick.” He smiles at me confidently. “Good. Because you’re the only girl I’ve ever had the urge to love.
- Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

2. Don’t lick the guests, darling. Bad manners.
- Patricia Briggs, Moon Called

3. Cael, come on. Stop licking the dude. That's gross."Letty let out a snort. "Please, like you don't lick dudes.""That's different,"Dex explained with a grimace. "None of those dudes were Ash. Besides, last time I checked, Ash was allergic to nuts.
- Charlie Cochet, Hell & High Water

2. lick

verb. ['ˈlɪk'] pass the tongue over.

Synonyms

  • stroke
  • tongue

Antonyms

  • miss
  • gladden
  • defend

Etymology

  • liccian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. lick

verb. ['ˈlɪk'] find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of.

Synonyms

  • infer
  • answer
  • guess
  • riddle
  • strike
  • resolve
  • solve
  • puzzle out
  • work
  • work out
  • figure out
  • reason
  • break

Antonyms

  • come
  • conserve
  • lose
  • refresh

Etymology

  • liccian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lick

verb. ['ˈlɪk'] take up with the tongue.

Synonyms

  • lap up
  • imbibe
  • drink

Antonyms

  • conformist
  • rested
  • praise
  • decompression

Etymology

  • liccian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. lick

noun. ['ˈlɪk'] (boxing) a blow with the fist.

Synonyms

  • haymaker
  • parry
  • sucker punch
  • counter
  • poke
  • knockout punch
  • hook
  • slug
  • clout
  • jab
  • punch
  • Sunday punch
  • counterpunch
  • blow
  • rabbit punch
  • biff

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • neutral
  • positive
  • undercharge

Etymology

  • liccian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. lick

noun. ['ˈlɪk'] touching with the tongue.

Synonyms

  • touching
  • touch

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unhook
  • work

Etymology

  • liccian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lick

noun. ['ˈlɪk'] a salt deposit that animals regularly lick.

Synonyms

  • sediment
  • deposit

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • understate
  • inhale

Etymology

  • liccian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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