There are 2 translations of lick in Spanish:

lick1

Pronunciation: /lɪk/

vt

  • 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 saliva
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    • 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 resueltos
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

vi

  • to lick at sth lamer algo

Phrasal verbs

lick up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento

lick up to

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
suck up to

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There are 2 translations of lick in Spanish:

lick2

n

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (act) lamida (f), lengüetazo (m) we gave it a lick and a promise [colloquial/familiar] lo limpiamos muy por encima or [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico] por donde ve la suegra
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    • She nudged him with her nose, and gave him a brief lick of her long tongue before turning and trotting away.
    • I extracted slow licks from a single scoop of vanilla.
    • Kevin tried to intercede at one point but got his head covered with big wet sloppy tongue licks for his trouble.
    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
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    • Then, a couple of years ago, it had a lick of paint and a bit of internal surgery and, lo and behold, it changed name and nationality in one go.
    • All it needs is a lick of paint and a bit of work on the kitchen.
    • What would it cost for a lick of paint, some artificial flowers and some air fresheners?
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    • Each song combines similar elements - hip hop loops, cheesy retro keyboards, sampled jazz licks, and various other found sounds.
    • Several tracks also include chilled vocals, as well as some fiery jazz licks from the clarinetist/sax player.
    • The sophomore set is a slightly more grown-up and all round musical affair that at times meanders from jazz licks through ambient auras, but is ultimately built on a foundation of '80s electronica.
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    • Michael got a few licks in while he could.
    • Nearly as important as glass and magnification is a device's ability to take a few licks.
    • Many believed that you should have taken your licks and accepted the situation.
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    • The most inventive shorts are in the animation category, particularly two painstakingly made stop-motion movies with not a lick of dialogue.
    • I will select a swaybacked old nag without a lick of spirit.
    • Sadly, none of them are worth a lick of spite.
  • 2 (speed) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) she went past at a hell of a lick pasó a toda mecha [colloquial/familiar]
  • 3
    (licks plural)
    (blows) (American English/inglés norteamericano) golpes (masculine plural) he got in some good licks, too él también asestó sus buenos golpes

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.