• act of drawing the tongue across a surface; blow, hit; burst of energy; speed; small amount; salt lick
• draw tongue across over a surface (to taste, moisten, etc.); pass over lightly; hit, beat (slang); defeat (slang); surpass, excel (slang); hurry
• when you lick something, you move your tongue across its surface. verb here but can also be used as a count noun. e.g. ...a few licks and nibbles.
• when flames lick something, they touch it very lightly and briefly; a literary use.
• a lick is a short musical phrase, played on one instrument; an informal use.
• see also licking.
• if you lick your lips, you move your tongue across your lips, as you think eagerly about something.
• if you say that someone is licking their wounds, you mean that they are recovering after being defeated or humiliated.
lick into shape
• make fit, make into proper form; shape, mold, form
lick one's lips
• run one's tongue over the lips (i.e. from hunger)
lick the boots
• grovel, say nice things in order to gain favor, compliment, flatter
lick the wounds
• nurse one's wounds, care for one's injuries
• (slang ) ass licking
• piece of ground which is salty naturally or artificially where deer come to lick
• block of salt that animals lick; location where animals go to lick salt and mineral deposits that are found in nature