Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lick

3 senses of lick

Sense 1
salt lick, lick -- (a salt deposit that animals regularly lick)
       => sediment, deposit -- (matter that has been deposited by some natural process)

Sense 2
lick, lap -- (touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Sense 3
punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug -- ((boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lick

4 senses of lick

Sense 1
cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick -- (beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

Sense 2
lick, lap -- (pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand")
       => stroke -- (touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard")

Sense 3
solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (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?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 4
lap, lap up, lick -- (take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast")
       => drink, imbibe -- (take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda")

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