The verb "lick" is used to describe the use of the tongue for eating, tasting, and applying moisture to something:
"Lick" is a regular verb:
* Note: To "get licked" or "be licked" is to be beaten in competition or in a fight. You can also use the word "lick" to describe a punishment: The little boy got licked for stealing money from his mother.
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This page was first published on September 2, 2012. It was updated on April 23, 2016.