Synonyms of licking


1. defeat, licking, ending, conclusion, finish, failure

usage: 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, corporal punishment

usage: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


1. cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

2. lick, lap, stroke

usage: pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"

3. solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work, understand

usage: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"

4. lap, lap up, lick, drink, imbibe

usage: take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"

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Definition and meaning of licking (Dictionary)