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1‘Arsenal can take a licking as much as any other club’
defeat, loss, beating, trouncing, thrashing, drubbing
informal hiding, pasting, caning, hammering, demolition, slaughter, massacre, annihilation
North American informal shellacking
2‘when his father heard what he had done, Ray got the worst licking of his life’
thrashing, beating, flogging, whipping, slapping, spanking, thumping
informal walloping, hiding, tanning, pasting, hammering, clobbering, lathering, larruping, working-over
North American informal whaling
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