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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lick /ˈlɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lick v. t. [imp. & p. p. Licked p. pr. & vb. n. Licking.]
 1. To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.
 2. To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.
 To lick the dust, to be slain; to fall in battle. “His enemies shall lick the dust.”  --Ps. lxxii. 9.
 To lick into shape, to give proper form to; -- from a notion that the bear's cubs are born shapeless and subsequently formed by licking. --Hudibras.
 To lick the spittle of, to fawn upon. --South.
 To lick up, to take all of by licking; to devour; to consume entirely. --Shak. --Num. xxii. 4.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lick, n.
 1. A stroke of the tongue in licking. “A lick at the honey pot.”
 2. A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. Also, a small quantity of any substance so applied. [Colloq.]
    A lick of court whitewash.   --Gray.
 3. A place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; -- often, but not always, near salt springs.  Called also salt lick. [U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lick, v. t.  To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter. [Colloq. or Low]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lick, n. A slap; a quick stroke. [Colloq.] “A lick across the face.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a salt deposit that animals regularly lick [syn: salt lick]
      2: touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
         [syn: lap]
      3: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his
         nose" [syn: punch, clout, poke, biff]
      v 1: beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the
           other team on Sunday!" [syn: bat, clobber, drub, thrash]
      2: pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand" [syn: lap]
      3: 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"
         [syn: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, work]
      4: take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the
         cub licked the milk from its mother's breast" [syn: lap,
          lap up]