Synonyms of 'lick'
to pass the tongue over in order to taste, wet, or clean◾The dog licked the man's hand excitedly.
to defeat◾He might be able to lick us all in a fair fight.
She was easily beaten into third place.
His guerrillas defeated the colonial army.
the satisfaction of overcoming a rival
How are you ever going to top that?
The Norman army routed the English opposition.
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
In pursuing her ambition she outstripped everyone else.
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.
a happy ending in which the hero vanquishes the monsters
run rings around (informal)
wipe the floor with (informal)
blow out of the water (slang)
to flicker over or round (something)◾The fire sent its red tongues licking into the hallway.
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
They were beaten to death with baseball bats.
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
My yoga instructor turned up and slapped me on the shoulder.
Flog them soundly!
She saw him spank the girl several times.
She clobbered him with a vase.
Once she walloped me over the head with a frying pan.
a small amount◾It could do with a lick of paint to brighten up its premises.
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