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Lick meaning

lick - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( boxing) a blow with the fist; " I gave him a clout on his nose"
  2. 2. To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.
  3. 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.
  4. 4. To pass the tongue over.

lick - examples of usage

  1. On such occasions the old show- woman would watch for me, and after I had transferred the salt to the one who came for it, she used to seize my hand and lick out the palm. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. This seal was so tame, and so attached to its master, that it would follow him about like a dog, and seemed much pleased whenever allowed to lick his hand. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. He would lick the horse's nose, and in return the horse would scratch his back with his teeth. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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