: 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
Related to LICKING
- beating, drubbing, defeat, loss, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, shellacking, trimming, trouncing, whipping
- success, triumph, victory, win
Lick·ing geographical name \ˈli-kiŋ\
river 320 miles (515 kilometers) NE Kentucky flowing NW into Ohio River
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