Found 3 items, similar to lick.
English → Indonesian
jilatan, memelet, menjilat
English → English
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”
3: (boxing) a blow with the fist; “I gave him a clout on his
v 1: beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; “We licked the
other team on Sunday!”
2: pass the tongue over; “the dog licked her hand”
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?”
you get my meaning?”
; “He could not work the math problem”
, work out
, figure out
, puzzle out
4: take up with the tongue; “The cat lapped up the milk”
cub licked the milk from its mother's breast”
English → English
, v. t. [Cf. OSw. l["a]gga to place, strike, prick.]
To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to
whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter. [Colloq. or
Low] --Carlyle. --Thackeray.
A slap; a quick stroke. [Colloq.] “A lick across the face.”
(l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Licked
pr. & vb. n. Licking
.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likk[=o]n,
D. likken, OHG. lecch[=o]n, G. lecken, Goth. bi-laig[=o]n,
Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei`chein, Skr. lih, rih.
[root]121. Cf. Lecher
1. To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his
master's hand. --Addison.
2. To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks
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.
, n. [See Lick
1. A stroke of the tongue in licking. “A lick at the honey
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.
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