HyperDic: lick

English > 7 senses of the word lick:
VERBcontactlick, cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrashbeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
contactlick, lappass the tongue over
cognitionlick, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, workfind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
consumptionlick, lap, lap uptake up with the tongue
NOUNobjectlick, salt licka salt deposit that animals regularly lick
actlick, laptouching with the tongue
actlick, punch, clout, poke, biff, slug(boxing) a blow with the fist
lick > pronunciation
Soundslih'k
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > lick: 7 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA salt deposit that animals regularly lick.
Synonymsalt lick
Broadersediment, depositMatter that has been deposited by some natural process
Spanishsalera
Catalansalera
English > lick: 7 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningtouching with the tongue.
Synonymlap
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishlamer, lametada
Catalanllepada
Verbslickpass the tongue over
English > lick: 7 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(boxing) a blow with the fist.
Synonymspunch, clout, poke, biff, slug
Categoryboxing, pugilism, fisticuffsfighting with the fists
Narrowercounterpunch, parry, counterA return punch (especially by a boxer)
haymaker, knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punchA hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
hookA short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
jabA quick short straight punch
rabbit punchA short chopping blow to the back of the neck
sucker punchAn unexpected punch
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishbofetada, gancho, paliza, pinchazo, punch, puñetazo, puñete, tortazo
Catalanclatellot, mastegot, punyada
English > lick: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to lick his opponent
Example"We licked the other team on Sunday!"
Synonymscream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Similar tothrash, thresh, lam, flailGive a thrashing to
Spanishbatear, moler
English > lick: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpass the tongue over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"the dog licked her hand"
Synonymlap
Narrowertonguelick or explore with the tongue
Broaderstroketouch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
Spanishdar langüetazos, lamber, lamer, langüetear
Catalanllepar
Nounslicktouching with the tongue
English > lick: 7 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, work
EntailsreasonThink logically
NarroweranswerGive the correct answer or solution to
answer, resolveunderstand the meaning / meaning of
breakFind the solution or key to
guess, inferguess correctly
riddleexplain a riddle
strikearrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishdeducir, resolver, solucionar, solver
Catalanresoldre, solucionar
English > lick: 7 senses > verb 4, consumption
Meaningtake up with the tongue.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
Synonymslap, lap up
Broaderdrink, imbibetake in liquids / liquids
Spanishlamer, sober
Catalanllepar

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