Adjective "Lick" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Lick


    Definition:

    verb (used with object)

    1. to pass the tongue over the surface of, as to moisten, taste, or eat (often followed by up, off, from, etc.): to lick a postage stamp; to lick an ice-cream cone.

    2. to make, or cause to become, by stroking with the tongue: to lick a spoon clean.

    3. (of waves, flames, etc.) to pass or play lightly over: The flame licked the dry timber.

    4. Informal. to hit or beat, especially as a punishment; thrash; whip. to overcome or defeat, as in a fight, game, or conte

    Origin:
    lick