lick: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (lik), [key]
- to move quickly or lightly.
- &hasp;). See(def. 10).
- to bring to completion or perfection through discipline, hard work, etc.: They needed another rehearsal to lick the production into shape.
- See (def. 7).
- See(def. 4).
- See(def. 16).
- to lap up; devour greedily.
- a stroke of the tongue over something.
- as much as can be taken up by one stroke of the tongue.
- a blow.
- a brief, brisk burst of activity or energy.
- a quick pace or clip; speed.
- a small amount: I haven't done a lick of work all week.
- Usually, licks. a critical or complaining remark.
- Usually, licks.a musical phrase, as by a soloist in improvising.
- a final turn or opportunity: We got in our last licks on the tennis court before the vacation ended.
- a hasty and perfunctory performance in doing something: I didn't have time to clean thoroughly, so I gave the room a lick and a promise.
- lick (Thesaurus)