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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lick·ing, n.
 1. A lapping with the tongue.
 2. A flogging or castigation. [Colloq. or Low]

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unsuccessful ending [syn: defeat] [ant: victory]
      2: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated
         blows [syn: beating, thrashing, drubbing, lacing,
         trouncing, whacking]