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Meaning of lick

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a salt deposit that animals regularly lick [syn: {salt
           lick}, {lick}]
      2: touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
         [syn: {lick}, {lap}]
      3: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his
         nose" [syn: {punch}, {clout}, {poke}, {lick}, {biff}, {slug}]
      v 1: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight;
           "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: {cream}, {bat},
           {clobber}, {drub}, {thrash}, {lick}]
      2: pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand" [syn: {lick},
      3: 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" [syn:
         {solve}, {work out}, {figure out}, {puzzle out}, {lick},
      4: take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the
         cub licked the milk from its mother's breast" [syn: {lap},
         {lap up}, {lick}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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