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Synonyms for lick

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. slurp

    to lick in a harder conotation

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. licknoun

    slap, stroke, blow

  2. lickverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "lick":

    kiss, suck

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How to use lick in a sentence?

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

  2. Wernher von Braun:

    We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

  3. William Tecumseh Sherman:

    Well, Ulysses Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we ? yes, lick'em tomorrow, though.

  4. Clare Boothe Luce:

    In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.

  5. Tamika Harper:

    I'm angry, very, very angry, he has not shown a lick of remorse.

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