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lick one's wounds

Definition of lick one's wounds

  1. :  to recover from defeat or disappointment <He went home to lick his wounds after losing the election.>



Word by Word Definitions

lickplay
  1. :  to draw the tongue over

    :  to flicker over like a tongue

    :  to take into the mouth with the tongue :  lap

  1. :  an act or instance of licking

    :  a small amount :  bit

    :  a hasty careless effort

woundplay wounds
  1. :  an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues

    :  a cut or breach in a plant usually due to an external agent

    :  a mental or emotional hurt or blow

  1. :  to cause a wound to or in

    :  to inflict a wound

  1. : past and past participle of wind


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