lick

Part of speech: verb

To lap; make a lapping movement, as a flame.

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Usage examples "lick":

  1. " But Father said he'd lick me, if I ever did such a trick again, that time I hit Jimmy Smith. - "Chicken Little Jane", Lily Munsell Ritchie.
  2. Jack ain't got a lick uh sense. - "The Lure of the Dim Trails", by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower.
  3. Maybe it's just as well if he's going to lick me. - "Tabitha at Ivy Hall", Ruth Alberta Brown.