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licking

noun

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failure to win a contest
  • our team took a licking last night, but we'll get them next time

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licking

verb
present participle of lick

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The first known use of licking was in 1756

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“Licking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/licking. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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