Simple Definition of licking
: a severe beating
: a severe defeat
Examples of licking
His father threatened to give him a licking if he didn't stop misbehaving.
<our team took a licking last night, but we'll get them next time>
First Known Use of licking
Definition of Licking
river 320 miles (515 kilometers) NE Kentucky flowing NW into Ohio River
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