licking

noun lick·ing

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


LICKING Defined for English Language Learners

licking

noun lick·ing

Definition of licking for English Language Learners

  • : a severe beating

  • : a severe defeat



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