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Synonyms for lick

Synonyms for (noun) lick

Synonyms: lick, clout, slug, biff, poke, punch Definition: (boxing) a blow with the fist Usage: I gave him a clout on his nose

Similar words: blow Definition: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon Usage: a blow on the head

Synonyms: lick, lap Definition: touching with the tongue Usage: the dog's laps were warm and wet

Similar words: touch, touching Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights

Synonyms: salt lick, lick Definition: a salt deposit that animals regularly lick

Similar words: sediment, deposit Definition: matter that has been deposited by some natural process

Synonyms for (verb) lick

Synonyms: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve Definition: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of Usage: 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

Similar words: understand Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means

Synonyms: lick, lap, lap up Definition: take up with the tongue Usage: The cat lapped up the milk; the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast

Similar words: imbibe, drink Definition: take in liquids Usage: The patient must drink several liters each day; The children like to drink soda

Synonyms: clobber, thrash, lick, drub, cream, bat Definition: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight Usage: We licked the other team on Sunday!

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Synonyms: lick, lap Definition: pass the tongue over Usage: the dog licked her hand

Similar words: stroke Definition: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions Usage: He stroked his long beard