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Definition 1: touching with the tongue - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dog's laps were warm and wet

Synonyms for lick in the sense of this definition

(lick is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

Definition 2: (boxing) a blow with the fist - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him a clout on his nose

Synonyms for lick in the sense of this definition

(lick is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of lick ) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

(... is a kind of lick ) a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing

(... is a kind of lick ) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

(... is a kind of lick ) a quick short straight punch

(... is a kind of lick ) a short chopping blow to the back of the neck

(... is a kind of lick ) an unexpected punch

(lick belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 3: a salt deposit that animals regularly lick - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for lick in the sense of this definition

(lick is a kind of ...) matter that has been deposited by some natural process

Definition 4: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where lick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • did you solve the problem?
  • Work out your problems with the boss
  • this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out
  • did you get it?
  • Did you get my meaning?
  • He could not work the math problem

Synonyms for lick in the sense of this definition

(lick is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of lick ) understand the meaning of

"The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

(... is a kind of lick ) explain a riddle

(... is a kind of lick ) arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

"strike a balance" "strike a bargain"

(... is a kind of lick ) guess correctly; solve by guessing

"He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

(... is a kind of lick ) give the correct answer or solution to

"answer a question" "answer the riddle"

(... is a kind of lick ) find the solution or key to

"break the code"

(lick implies ...) think logically

"The children must learn to reason"

Definition 5: take up with the tongue - [verb of consumption]

Samples where lick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cat lapped up the milk
  • the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast

Synonyms for lick in the sense of this definition

(lick is a kind of ...) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

Definition 6: pass the tongue over - [verb of contact]

Samples where lick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dog licked her hand

Synonyms for lick in the sense of this definition

(lick is a kind of ...) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

"He stroked his long beard"

(... is a kind of lick ) lick or explore with the tongue

Definition 7: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight - [verb of contact]

Samples where lick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We licked the other team on Sunday!

Synonyms for lick in the sense of this definition

(lick is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(lick has a similar meaning as ...) give a thrashing to; beat hard

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