(noun, verb)


1. a salt deposit that animals regularly lick

Definition categories: object, deposit, sediment

2. touching with the tongue

Similar word(s): lap

Definition categories: act, touch, touching

3. (boxing) a blow with the fist

Similar word(s): biff, clout, poke, punch, slug

Definition categories: act, blow

Sentences with lick as a noun:

- The cat gave its fur a lick.

- Give me a lick of ice cream.

- a lick of paint; to put on colours with a lick of the brush

- The birds gathered at the clay lick.

- We used to play in the lick.

- Hit that wedge a good lick with the sledgehammer.

- You don't have a lick of sense.

- I didn't do a lick of work today.

- There are some really good blues licks in this solo.

- The bus was travelling at a good lick when it swerved and left the road.


1. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

- We licked the other team on Sunday!

Similar word(s): bat, clobber, cream, drub, thrash

Definition categories: contact, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

2. pass the tongue over

- the dog licked her hand

Similar word(s): lap

Definition categories: contact, stroke

3. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

Similar word(s): solve, work

Definition categories: cognition, understand

4. take up with the tongue

- the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast

Similar word(s): lap

Definition categories: consumption, drink, imbibe

Sentences with lick as a verb:

- The cat licked its fur.

- My dad can lick your dad.

- I think I can lick this.