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Synonyms for licking
ˈlɪk ɪŋlick·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defeat, lickingnoun

    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

    "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"

    thrashing, trouncing, frustration, whacking, drubbing, defeat, beating, lacing

  2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whackingnoun

    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

    thrashing, trouncing, walloping, debacle, whacking, drubbing, whipping, beating, defeat, lacing, lace, slaughter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lickingnoun


  2. lickingnoun

    [Low.] whipping, beating, flogging, thrashing, castigation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lickingnoun

    flogging, chastisement, castigation, punishment, thrashing, whipping

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  1. Chloe Goins:

    I was butt naked lying on my back on a bed and did n’t have any idea where I was, i came to and remember seeing this big man crouched over me. It was Bill Cosby, and Bill Cosby was at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think Bill Cosby bit my toe as that’s what woke me up.

  2. John Heubusch:

    The flames are licking right up the hills, right up to the parking lot, i think the parking lot will save President Reagan library.

  3. Ken Smith:

    Contact between infected people and other animals should be minimized, specifically, basic hygiene measures should always be implemented. This includes hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing, licking or sharing food.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Instead of licking the boots of the rich people and bowing before them daily—We can stop doing that by simply knowing our worth in life.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    With so many fools, it is better their children are not sent to schools and colleges because they will become bigger duffers only upon their graduation and rather they should learn sycophancy and boot-licking from all around to make big money and position in life.

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  • LickenGerman
  • لیس زدنPersian
  • nuoleminen, murskatappio, löylytys, selkäsaunaFinnish
  • léchageFrench
  • leccata, leccateItalian
  • лижењеMacedonian
  • manto, lizanie, cięgi, laniePolish
  • порка, поражение, разгром, трёпка, лизание, взбучка, облизываниеRussian
  • lickingTelugu

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