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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows; An unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest.

Usage examples (31)
  • They suffered a convincing licking
  • So I shall have trouble enough in licking her into shape.
  • Pretty good for takin 'a licking from a guy with my reputation.
  • Blockers locked arms and took a licking from the defenders trying to break the chain to reach the ball-carrier. for more
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