Definition of licking in English:
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.
North American informal shellacking
informal walloping, hiding, tanning, pasting, hammering, clobbering, lathering, larruping, working-over
North American informal whaling
Words that rhyme with lickingticking
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