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 ?
We got a licking every time one of our snakes come in her way, and she allowed these lickings warn't noth- ing to what she would do if we ever loaded up the place again with them.
the first soldier asked, and handed Pierre a wooden spoon after licking it clean.
In the spring of the year 1862 General Buell's big army lay in camp, licking itself into shape for the campaign which resulted in the victory at Shiloh.