licking

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noun lick·ing \ˈli-kiŋ\

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) long in northeastern Kentucky flowing northwest into the Ohio River


LICKING Defined for English Language Learners

licking

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noun lick·ing \ˈli-kiŋ\

Definition of licking for English Language Learners

  • : a severe beating

  • : a severe defeat



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