What does licking mean?

Definitions for licking
ˈlɪk ɪŋlick·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word licking.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defeat, lickingnoun

    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

    "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"

  2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whackingnoun

    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


  1. lickingnoun

    A severe beating.

  2. lickingnoun

    A great loss or defeat.

    Our football team took a licking last night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Licking

    of Lick

  2. Lickingnoun

    a lapping with the tongue

  3. Lickingnoun

    a flogging or castigation


  1. Licking

    Licking is the action of passing the tongue over a surface, typically either to deposit saliva onto the surface, or to collect liquid onto the tongue for ingestion, or to provide pleasure. Many animals both groom themselves and drink by licking.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of licking in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of licking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of licking in a Sentence

  1. Michele Berdy:

    It's also this sort of 'man's man,' slipping into foul language, and always putting somebody down, making fun of somebody, like the Turks licking the Americans. It's insulting and it's putting down the Turks and the Americans in the process.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    With so many fools, it is better their children are not sent to schools and colleges because they will become bigger duffers only upon their graduation and rather they should learn sycophancy and boot-licking from all around to make big money and position in life.

  3. Monday Graham:

    This impulsive decision by the President has undone all the gains we've made, thrown the region into further chaos. Iran is licking their chops. And if I'm Monday Graham I've got a second lease on life. So to those who think ISIS has been defeated you will soon see.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    One who has accumulated wealth by licking boots of others can never be corrected by the verses of holy books. At topmost positions, there are lots of such shameless crooks giving often preaching to others but loving only own looks.

  5. Proverb:

    The open secret to fast growing and becoming the functional head in the private company is to do the boot-licking of the boss.

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  • LickenGerman
  • لیس زدنPersian
  • nuoleminen, murskatappio, löylytys, selkäsaunaFinnish
  • léchageFrench
  • leccata, leccateItalian
  • лижењеMacedonian
  • manto, lizanie, cięgi, laniePolish
  • порка, поражение, разгром, трёпка, лизание, взбучка, облизываниеRussian
  • lickingTelugu

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    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    • A. disguise
    • B. bias
    • C. tranquillity
    • D. decline

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