licking


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lick·ing

 (lĭk′ĭng)
n. Slang
1. A beating, thrashing, or spanking.
2. A severe loss or defeat.

licking

(ˈlɪkɪŋ)
n
1. a beating
2. a defeat

lick•ing

(ˈlɪk ɪŋ)

n.
1. Informal.
a. a beating or thrashing.
b. a reversal or disappointment; defeat or setback.
2. the act of a person or thing that licks.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contestlicking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
heartbreaker - a narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute
lurch - a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
rout - an overwhelming defeat
shutout, skunk - a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
waterloo - a final crushing defeat; "he met his waterloo"
whitewash - a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
2.licking - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blowslicking - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
flogging, lashing, whipping, flagellation, tanning - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flagellation - beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation

licking

noun
1. defeat, beating, pasting (slang), trouncing, drubbing They gave us a hell of a licking.
2. thrashing, beating, hiding (informal), whipping, tanning (slang), flogging, spanking, drubbing If Dad came home and found us, we could expect a licking.

licking

noun
1. Slang. A punishment dealt with blows or lashes:
Informal: trimming.
2. Slang. The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Slang: dusting.
Translations
جَلْد، ضَرْب بالسَّوْطهَزيمَه
nakládačkanářezporážkavýprask
prygltæsk
pylāsutriuškinimasžeminantis pralaimėjimas
perienssakave
ağır yenilgidayakkötek

licking

[ˈlɪkɪŋ] N
1.lamedura f
2.paliza f
to give sb a lickingdar una paliza a algn

licking

[ˈlɪkɪŋ] n (= defeat) → raclée f

licking

n (inf) (= beating)Tracht fPrügel; (= defeat)Niederlage f; to give somebody a licking (= beating)jdm eine Abreibung geben (inf); (= defeat)jdn in die Pfanne hauen (inf)

licking

[ˈlɪkɪŋ] n (fam) (beating) → pestata, botte fpl; (defeat) → batosta

licking

(ˈlikiŋ) noun
(informal).
1. a beating as a punishment.
2. a humiliating defeat in a sports competition.
References in classic literature ?
On the first day of January, 1778, I went with a party of thirty men to the Blue Licks, on Licking River, to make salt for the different garrisons in the country.
Come, now, Loker, none of your huffs," said Marks, licking his lips; "you see, Mr.
Are you acquainted with the mood of mind in which, if you were seated alone, and the cat licking its kitten on the rug before you, you would watch the operation so intently that puss's neglect of one ear would put you seriously out of temper?
Others, men and women, dipped in the puddles with little mugs of mutilated earthenware, or even with handkerchiefs from women's heads, which were squeezed dry into infants' mouths; others made small mud- embankments, to stem the wine as it ran; others, directed by lookers-on up at high windows, darted here and there, to cut off little streams of wine that started away in new directions; others devoted themselves to the sodden and lee-dyed pieces of the cask, licking, and even champing the moister wine-rotted fragments with eager relish.
You young dog," said the man, licking his lips, "what fat cheeks you ha' got.
Then, licking their red chops, they slunk back to the forest.
She is such a dear quiet thing,' Alice went on, half to herself, as she swam lazily about in the pool, `and she sits purring so nicely by the fire, licking her paws and washing her face--and she is such a nice soft thing to nurse--and she's such a capital one for catching mice--oh, I beg your pardon
All thanks for this good meal," he said, licking his lips.
Soon the Cat's mouth began to water once more after her licking business.
A sea of fire lay before them in the darkness of the night, licking up the cabins and the bivouacs; cries of despair, howls, and imprecations reached their ears; they saw against the flames thousands of human beings with agonized or furious faces.
For a few minutes he busied himself licking his wounds, then he wandered off to hunt his breakfast.
I sat in the sun on a bench; the animal within me licking the chops of memory; the spiritual side a little drowsed, promising subsequent penitence, but not yet moved to begin.