Definition of licking in English:

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licking

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪkɪŋ/

noun

informal
A heavy defeat or beating: when his father found him, Ray got the worst licking of his life Arsenal can take a licking as well as any other club
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.
Synonyms

Words that rhyme with licking

ticking

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