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lick·ing

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

(ˈlɪkɪŋ)
n
1. a beating
2. a defeat
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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]
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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licking

[ˈlɪkɪŋ] n (= defeat) → raclée f
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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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

licking

[ˈlɪkɪŋ] n (fam) (beating) → pestata, botte fpl; (defeat) → batosta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

licking

(ˈlikiŋ) noun
(informal).
1. a beating as a punishment.
2. a humiliating defeat in a sports competition.
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