Definition and Meanings for lick
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Part of Speech of lick
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun, verb
Etymology of lick
Meaning of lick
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.
- to lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.
as noun, verb
- a stroke of the tongue in licking.
- a quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. also, a small quantity of any substance so applied.
- a place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; -- often, but not always, near salt springs. called also salt lick.
as transitive verb
- to strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.
- a slap; a quick stroke.