Synonyms of lick in English:



  • 1 the spaniel licked his face
    pass one's tongue over, touch with one's tongue, tongue; lap
  • 2 informal they licked the home team 3–0 See defeat (sense 1) of the verb)
  • 3 informal we've got that problem licked
    overcome, get the better of, find an answer/solution to, conquer, beat, control, master, curb, check
  • noun

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  • 1 a lick of paint
    dab, bit, drop, dash, spot, touch, splash
    informal smidgen
  • 2 a guitar lick
    short solo, riff, line, theme
  • Phrases

    lick someone's boots/shoes

    nobody licks the boss's boots with more finesse than she doessuck up totoady tobe servile tobe obsequious tofawn overflatterbutter upingratiate oneself withbrown-nose with/to

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