licking

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

lick·ing

noun

: a severe beating

: a severe defeat

Full Definition of LICKING

1
:  a sound thrashing :  drubbing
2
:  defeat

Examples of LICKING

  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>

First Known Use of LICKING

1756

Lick·ing

geographical name \ˈli-kiŋ\

Definition of LICKING

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

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