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.
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.
To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. Eric Hoffer
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
You have to be very insensitive in order to have a cat, because I think they're very independent. When they're kittens, you think they're going to have a dog temperament in that they're going to run to the door when you get home, lick you on the face and cuddle with you all the time, but cats are not that way. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time. Charles M. Schulz
Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can. Kim Cattrall