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lick

 
Noun lick has 3 senses
  1. salt lick, lick - a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    --1 is a kind of sediment, deposit
  2. lick, lap - touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
    --2 is a kind of touch, touching
    Derived form: verb lick2
  3. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
    --3 is a kind of blow
    --3 has particulars:
     counterpunch, parry, counter; haymaker, knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punch; hook; jab; rabbit punch; sucker punch
Verb lick has 4 senses
  1. bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick - beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
    --1 is one way to beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to lick his opponent
  2. lick, lap - pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
    --2 is one way to stroke, fondle
    Derived form: noun lick2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  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"
    --3 is one way to understand
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  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"
    --4 is one way to drink, imbibe
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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