Synonyms of lick in English:

lick


See definition of lick

verb

1‘the spaniel leapt to lick his face’

SYNONYMS

tongue, wet, moisten, wash, clean

taste, lap, slurp

2‘she sat looking into the flames licking round the coal’

SYNONYMS

flicker, play, flick, flit, dart, ripple, dance

3‘they licked the home side 3-0’

SYNONYMS

defeat, beat, best, conquer, trounce, thrash, rout, vanquish, overcome, overwhelm, overpower, destroy, drub, get the better of, triumph over, prevail over, gain a victory over, win against, win over, worst, subdue, quash, crush

slaughter, murder, kill, clobber, hammer, whip, paste, crucify, demolish, wipe the floor with, make mincemeat of, take to the cleaners, walk over, walk all over, run rings around

British stuff, marmalize

North American shellac, skunk

US own

4‘the Prime Minister claimed that the government had inflation licked’

SYNONYMS

overcome, get the better of, solve, find an answer to, find a solution to, conquer, beat, quell, control, govern, master, curb, check, bridle, tame


noun

1‘the building itself had changed little, apart from a lick of paint here and there’

SYNONYMS

dab, bit, drop, dash, spot, touch, hint, dribble, splash, sprinkle, trickle

little

informal smidgen, tad

ANTONYMS

lashings

2‘you came up that last bit at a fair lick’

SYNONYMS

speed, rate, pace, tempo, velocity, momentum

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