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Synonyms for lick

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salt lick, licknoun

    a salt deposit that animals regularly lick

    poke, salt lick, lap, biff, slug, punch, clout

  2. lick, lapnoun

    touching with the tongue

    "the dog's laps were warm and wet"

    poke, circuit, slug, overlap, lap, biff, lap covering, salt lick, circle, punch, clout

  3. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slugverb

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

    jabbing, punch, type slug, pigeon berry, clout, jab, garget, carrier bag, sack, thrust, bullet, salt lick, slug, dawdler, poke, pull, paper bag, lagger, biff, clout nail, thrusting, sluggard, puncher, drone, trailer, lap, laggard, scoke, poking

  4. cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lickverb

    beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

    "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

    bat, jactitate, clobber, puzzle out, toss, drub, thrash, solve, work, skim off, convulse, slam, slash, thrash about, mosh, work out, flutter, slam dance, lap, baste, cream, batter, lap up, skim, thresh, cream off, figure out, thresh about, flail, lam

  5. lick, lapverb

    pass the tongue over

    "the dog licked her hand"

    work out, clobber, wash, lave, thrash, solve, bat, puzzle out, swoosh, lap up, work, swish, lap, drub, cream, swosh, figure out

  6. solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workverb

    find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

    "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"

    influence, knead, turn, operate, act, shape, lap up, bat, cream, work out, run, function, put to work, figure, elaborate, forge, clear, make, drub, figure out, form, compute, mould, sour, calculate, solve, work, exploit, go, play, work up, make for, mold, bring, clobber, thrash, reckon, act upon, do work, process, crop, exercise, resolve, ferment, cultivate, work on, cypher, lap, cipher, wreak, puzzle out

  7. lap, lap up, lickverb

    take up with the tongue

    "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"

    bat, clobber, cream, lave, thrash, solve, puzzle out, swoosh, lap up, work out, swish, lap, drub, wash, swosh, figure out, work

Editors Contribution

  1. slurp

    to lick in a harder conotation

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lickverb

    pass the tongue over

  2. lickverb

    lap, take up with the tongue

  3. lickverb

    [Low.] beat, flog, thrash, LAMM

  4. licknoun


  5. licknoun

    [Low.] blow, slap

  6. licknoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. licknoun

    slap, stroke, blow

  2. lickverb

    lap, flog, thrash, chastise, castigate, trounce, drub, whip

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lick":

    kiss, suck

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How to use lick in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Adams:

    If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The biggest selfish is like a mentally sick who can think nothing but to lick own looks on pic only, so has a propensity to pick & post almost daily own photo click on social media and at times even own video flick to get the praise of others on own face merely and in this bid always uses all sort of tricks.

  3. Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973:

    Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.

  4. John Bel Edwards:

    Our people have taken a pretty good lick here from Hurricane Ida, but our people are very resilient and strong as well. Having said that, we need all the help that we can get from the federal government, from the nonprofit sector, from the faith community, and certainly from us at the state level and working with our local partners as well.

  5. Charles M. Schulz, as "Charlie Brown", Peanuts, cartoon strip:

    Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.

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