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Definition of 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

In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
Tori Amos

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

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

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
Wernher von Braun
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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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