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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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How to say licking in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Chloe Goins:

    I was butt naked lying on my back on a bed and did n’t have any idea where I was, 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.

  5. Anthony Bove:

    My father feels terrible that the dogs are probably going to be put to sleep, the pit bull is not an inherently evil dog. But ... these pit bulls might have been trained as guard or attack dogs. He remembers the dogs licking his blood off the ground. They wanted to finish the job. That's very disturbing to him.

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Translations for licking

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

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