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licking

noun lick·ing

Simple Definition of licking

  • : a severe beating

  • : a severe defeat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of licking

  1. 1 :  a sound thrashing :  drubbing

  2. 2 :  defeat

Examples of licking in a sentence

  1. His father threatened to give him a licking if he didn't stop misbehaving.

  2. <our team took a licking last night, but we'll get them next time>



1756

First Known Use of licking

1756


Licking

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geographical name Lick·ing \ˈli-kiŋ\

Definition of Licking

  1. river 320 miles (515 kilometers) NE Kentucky flowing NW into Ohio River





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