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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lick  \Lick\,  n.  [See  {Lick},  v.] 
  1.  A  stroke  of  the  tongue  in  licking.  ``A  lick  at  the  honey 
  pot.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  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. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  A  lick  of  court  whitewash.  --Gray. 
 
  3.  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.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lick  \Lick\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  OSw.  l["a]gga  to  place  strike,  prick.] 
  To  strike  with  repeated  blows  for  punishment;  to  flog;  to 
  whip  or  conquer,  as  in  a  pugilistic  encounter.  [Colloq.  or 
  Low] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lick  \Lick\,  n. 
  A  slap;  a  quick  stroke.[Colloq.]  ``A  lick  across  the  face.'' 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lick  \Lick\  (l[i^]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Licked}  (l[i^]kt);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Licking}.]  [AS.  liccian  akin  to  OS  likk[=o]n, 
  D.  likken,  OHG.  lecch[=o]n,  G.  lecken,  Goth.  bi-laig[=o]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.  ``His 
  enemies  shall  lick  the  dust.''  --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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lick 
  n  1:  a  salt  deposit  that  animals  regularly  lick  [syn:  {salt  lick}] 
  2:  touching  with  the  tongue  [syn:  {lap}] 
  3:  (boxing)  a  blow  with  the  fist  [syn:  {punch},  {poke},  {biff}] 
  v  1:  beat  thoroughly  in  a  competition  or  fight;  "We  licked  the 
  other  team  on  Sunday!"  [syn:  {bat},  {clobber},  {drub},  {thrash}] 
  2:  pass  the  tongue  over  [syn:  {lap}] 
  3:  find  the  solution  to  (a  problem  or  question):"did  you  solve 
  the  problem?";  understand  the  meaning  of  "did  you  get 
  it?";  "Did  you  get  my  meaning?"  [syn:  {solve},  {work},  {figure 
  out},  {puzzle  out}] 




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