Share this entry

Share this page

licking

Line breaks: lick|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪkɪŋ
 
/

Definition of licking in English:

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

Definition of licking in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…