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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

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

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

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

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

And, as soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.
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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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