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Definition of lick:

  1. A place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; - often, but not always, near salt springs.
  2. A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. Also, a small quantity of any substance so applied.
  3. A slap; a quick stroke.
  4. A stroke of the tongue in licking.
  5. To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.
  6. To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.
  7. To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.

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