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English Dictionary: licking by the DICT Development Group
4 results for licking
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
licking
n
  1. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
    Synonym(s): defeat, licking
    Antonym(s): triumph, victory
  2. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    Synonym(s): beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lick \Lick\ (l[icr]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Licked} (l[icr]kt);
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Licking}.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS.
      likk[omac]n, D. likken, OHG. lecch[omac]n, G. lecken, Goth.
      bi-laig[omac]n, Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei`chein, Skr.
      lih, rih. [root]121. Cf. {Lecher}, {Relish}.]
      1. To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his
            master's hand. --Addison.
  
      2. To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks
            milk. --Shak.
  
      {To lick the dust}, to be slain; to fall in battle. [bd]His
            enemies shall lick the dust.[b8] --Ps. lxxii. 9.
  
      {To lick into shape}, to give proper form to; -- from a
            notion that the bear's cubs are born shapeless and
            subsequently formed by licking. --Hudibras.
  
      {To lick the spittle of}, to fawn upon. --South.
  
      {To lick up}, to take all of by licking; to devour; to
            consume entirely. --Shak. --Num. xxii. 4.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Licking \Lick"ing\, n.
      1. A lapping with the tongue.
  
      2. A flogging or castigation. [Colloq. or Low]

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Licking, MO (city, FIPS 42464)
      Location: 37.49612 N, 91.86073 W
      Population (1990): 1328 (630 housing units)
      Area: 3.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 65542
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