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Synonyms for lick
lɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salt lick, lick(noun)

    a salt deposit that animals regularly lick

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

  2. lick, lap(noun)

    touching with the tongue

    "the dog's laps were warm and wet"

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

  3. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

    Synonyms:
    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, lick(verb)

    beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

    "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

    Synonyms:
    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, lap(verb)

    pass the tongue over

    "the dog licked her hand"

    Synonyms:
    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, work(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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, lick(verb)

    take up with the tongue

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

    Synonyms:
    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. lick(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pass the tongue over

  2. lick(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lap, take up with the tongue

  3. lick(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] beat, flog, thrash, LAMM

  4. lick(n.)

    Synonyms:
    taste

  5. lick(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] blow, slap

  6. lick(n.)

    Synonyms:
    salt-lick

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    kiss, suck

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