HyperDic: licking

English > 2 senses of the word licking:
NOUNeventlicking, defeatan unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest
actlicking, beating, thrashing, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whackingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
licking > pronunciation
Soundslih'kihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > licking: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest.
Example "they suffered a convincing licking"
Synonymdefeat
NarrowerheartbreakerA narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute
lurchA decisive defeat in a game / game / game (especially in cribbage)
routAn overwhelming defeat
shutout, skunkA defeat in a game / game / game where one side fails to score
thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whippingA sound defeat
waterlooA final / final crushing defeat
whitewashA defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
Broaderending, conclusion, finishevent whose occurrence ends something
failureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Oppositevictory, triumphA successful ending of a struggle or contest / contest
Spanishderrota
Catalanderrota, desfeta
English > licking: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.
Synonymsbeating, thrashing, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking
NarrowerflagellationBeating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellationBeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
Broadercorporal punishmentThe infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
Spanishpaliza, somanta, tunda, tute, vapuleo
Catalanatupada, estomacada, pallissa, tonyina

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