Moving along at a good lick.
Licked their rivals in lacrosse.
Licked her weight problem.
The flames licked at our feet.
Why not give those skis a lick?
To lick one's lips.
To lick one's fingers clean.
Flames licking the logs.
To get one's licks in.
An example of a lick is someone with very little common sense; a lick of common sense.
An example of lick is how you'd eat a soft serve ice cream in a cone.
An example of lick is using your tongue to wet the back of a stamp.
Lick a stamp.
The cat licked the milk from the bowl.
The waves licked the sides of the boat.
A lick of ice cream.
Hasn't got a lick of common sense.
Waves licking about her feet.
- A superficial effort made without care or enthusiasm.
- To bring into satisfactory condition or appearance.
- To anticipate delightedly.
- To recuperate after a defeat.
- To behave in a servile or obsequious manner toward someone.
- to bring into proper condition by careful, persistent work
- to anticipate something eagerly
- to withdraw physically or emotionally after experiencing failure, humiliation, or disappointment, as to collect or console oneself
- to consume as by licking or lapping
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of lick
- Middle English licken from Old English liccian leigh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition