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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Lick \Lick\ (l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Licked (l[i^]kt); p.
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, Relish.]
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having been got the better of; "I'm pretty beat up but I
don't feel licked yet"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "licked":
addled, all up with, at a loss, baffled, bamboozled, beat, beaten,
bested, buffaloed, confounded, dazed, defeated, discomfited,
done for, done in, down, fallen, fixed, floored, fuddled,
hors de combat, in a dilemma, in suspense, lambasted, lathered,
muddled, mystified, nonplussed, on tenterhooks, on the skids,
outdone, overborne, overcome, overmastered, overmatched,
overpowered, overridden, overthrown, overturned, overwhelmed,
panicked, perplexed, put to rout, puzzled, routed, ruined,
scattered, settled, silenced, skinned, skinned alive, stampeded,
stuck, stumped, thrown, trimmed, trounced, undone, upset, whelmed,
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