Definition of licking in English:


Syllabification: lick·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlikiNG


A severe defeat or beating.
More example sentences
  • I don't know how many times I've had conversations with friends where we joked and laughed about the lickings we got from our parents, and sometimes our teachers.
  • The team were on the receiving end of a couple of lickings last week.
  • The thing is, he knew that I knew I deserved those lickings.
defeat, beating, trouncing, thrashing
informal hiding, pasting, hammering, drubbing, shellacking
thrashing, beating, flogging, whipping

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