licking
noun Date: 1756 1. a sound thrashing ; drubbing 2. defeat

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  • 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 to the genetailia. Many animals both groom themselves and drink by… …   Wikipedia

  • Licking — Licking, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 1471 Housing Units (2000): 744 Land area (2000): 1.735151 sq. miles (4.494019 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010002 sq. miles (0.025904 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.745153 sq. miles (4.519923 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Licking — Licking, 1) Grafschaft im Staate Ohio (Nordamerika); 31 QM., vom Licking River u. dessen Nebenflüssen durchflossen; sehr fruchtbar; Producte: Mais, Weizen, Hafer; Rindvieh, Schafe, Schweine; Steinkohlen; die Ohio Central Eisenbahn, die Columbus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • licking — (n.) an act of licking or lapping, late 14c., from prp. of LICK (Cf. lick) (v.1); meaning a beating is 1756, from LICK (Cf. lick) (v.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Licking — Lick ing, n. 1. A lapping with the tongue. [1913 Webster] 2. A flogging or castigation. [Colloq. or Low] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • licking — [lik′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that licks 2. Informal a) a whipping b) a defeat …   English World dictionary

  • Licking — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Licking peut désigner : Licking, ville du Missouri ; Licking, rivière du Kentucky, affluent de la rivière Ohio ; Licking, rivière de l Ohio …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Licking — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • licking — [[t]lɪ̱kɪŋ[/t]] lickings N COUNT: usu sing A licking is a severe defeat by someone in a fight, battle, or competition. They gave us a hell of a licking. Syn: thrashing …   English dictionary

  • licking — noun, informal 1) the Mariners took a licking Syn: defeat, beating, trouncing, thrashing; informal hiding, pasting, hammering, drubbing, shellacking 2) Ray got the worst licking of his life Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • licking — noun a) A severe beating. Our football team took a licking last night. b) A great loss or defeat …   Wiktionary

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