German translation of licking
- to give sb a licking (= beating)
jdm eine Abreibung geben (inf)(= defeat)
jdn in die Pfanne hauen (inf)
Example Sentences Including 'licking'
He'd been too busy licking his own wounds to notice what was happening to his mother.Out of the Ashes
Taking tiny sips at his glass, licking his lips frequently, Nastiklof's feline aspect grew more apparent.Somewhere East of Life
But also to assess what was happening on Le Baou, and to suggest a rationale for licking things into trim.Moondrop to Murder
Trends of 'licking'
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- to give sth a lick
an etw dat lecken
- (informal, = small quantity) it's time we gave the kitchen a lick of paint
die Küche könnte auch mal wieder etwas Farbe vertragen (inf)
- (British, informal) to go/drive at a fair old lick
einen ganz schönen Zahn draufhaben (inf)
⇒ he licked the stamp
er leckte an der Briefmarke
⇒ he licked the ice cream
er leckte am Eis
⇒ to lick one's lips
sich dat die Lippen lecken(figurative),
sich dat die Finger lecken
⇒ to lick one's wounds(figurative)
seine Wunden lecken
⇒ to lick sb's boots(figurative)
vor jdm kriechen (inf)
züngeln an +dat
- (informal, = beat, defeat)
in die Pfanne hauen (inf)
⇒ I think we've got it licked
ich glaube, wir haben die Sache jetzt im Griff
Example Sentences Including 'lick'
He nosed her hand gratefully, then started to lick the wound himself.The Witch Tree Symbol
The cuts were now all sting and prickle, but she wished he'd lick her forever, just the same.BEHINDLINGS (2002)
There had been a kind of confidence in the way he said, `Let's get together and we'll lick Them.The Complete Stories Volume 2
Translation of licking from the Collins English to German Dictionary
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