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Definition of Lick

Lick

  1. To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.
  2. To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.
  3. A stroke of the tongue in licking.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.
  7. A slap; a quick stroke.

Lick Quotations

We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them.
Steve Jobs

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer

Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can.
Kim Cattrall

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
Agatha Christie

Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.
Charles M. Schulz
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Lick Translations

lick in Dutch is likken
lick in German is lecken, lecke
lick in Italian is lambire
lick in Norwegian is slikk, slikke
lick in Spanish is lamer
lick in Swedish is slicka

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