What does licking mean?

Definitions for licking
ˈlɪk ɪŋlick·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defeat, licking(noun)

    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, whacking(noun)

    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


  1. licking(Noun)

    A severe beating.

  2. licking(Noun)

    A great loss or defeat.

    Our football team took a licking last night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Licking

    of Lick

  2. Licking(noun)

    a lapping with the tongue

  3. Licking(noun)

    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. Probaerb:

    Stop working hard, start licking the boots of bosses. It is a way of rising through the posts in the private company.

  2. Ken Smith:

    Contact between infected people and other animals should be minimized, specifically, basic hygiene measures should always be implemented. This includes hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing, licking or sharing food.

  3. 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.

  4. Tim Howard:

    When Alex Ferguson left I think there was a lot of people probably in the media( licking their) chops, excited for and looking for the slaughter that was about to come -- that was impending because unless the next manager came in and was absolutely perfect that was what was going to happen, david Moyes is one hell of a tough character. If anyone can withstand that and brush it off and move on it's David Moyes.

  5. Chloe Goins:

    I came to and remember seeing this big man crouched over me. It was Bill Cosby, and Bill Cosby was at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think Bill Cosby bit my toe as that’s what woke me up.

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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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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. brilliant
    • B. suspicious
    • C. victimised
    • D. opaque

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