Translation of lick in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 [spoon/ice-cream] lamer; [stamp] mojar con saliva, pasarle la lengua a the dog licked the dish clean el perro lamió el plato hasta dejarlo limpio the cat licked the cream off the cake el gato le quitó la crema al pastel a lengüetazos I licked my finger me humedecí el dedo con salivaExample sentences
- I edged away as far as I could get, finished my chips, and decided that I'd pass on licking my fingers clean.
- I wondered if they ever got splinters in their tongues from licking the wooden bowls clean.
- He now always licks the lenses clean with his tongue before wiping them on a cloth.
- 2 [colloquial/familiar] (defeat) barrer con, darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar] question three had me licked no pude con la pregunta número tres there were problems, but we've got them licked now había problemas, pero ya los tenemos resueltosExample sentences
- After not beating Leicester for 13 years, Gregory thought he had them licked when his side equalised 15 minutes from time.
- Well, I'm sure with counseling and stuff, you're going to lick this.
- So you can take the entire project on a disk and a laptop to your villa in Portugal and edit cost-free till you feel you've licked it.
- I hope that the brevity of this war does not convince Americans that we can lick anybody on the block.
- If you see him, lick him with a stone or something.
- He said that these same parishioners would eventually turn around and lick him with some big stones.
- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (act) lamida (feminine), lengüetazo (masculine) we gave it a lick and a promise [colloquial/familiar] lo limpiamos muy por encima or [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] por donde ve la suegra 1.2 (application, coat) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) to give sth a lick of paint/varnish darle* una mano de pintura/barniz a algo
- 2 (speed) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) she went past at a hell of a lick pasó a toda mecha [colloquial/familiar]
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