Lick in a sentence as a noun

You know that guitar lick Slash does at the beginning?

If this runaway comment doesn't make a lick of sense, that's why.

>Like the man who drunkenly tried to lick my shoulder tattoo.

Their recommendation: "Figure out how to survive and lick your wounds.

I am very happy that the Firefox team has finally managed to lick this issue.

I'm quite surprised by the following passage:"Jobs never did a lick of engineering in his life.

It's disappointing if they are willing to ignore the importance of something like this. It's not just a "lick of paint" that's needed.

If they can lick the "exploded rocket" issue by substituting it with a mere "failure to launch" then that is great.

This thing will be under your steering wheel 100% of the time, so being able to hold it ergonomically doesn't make a lick of sense.#2.

Lick in a sentence as a verb

When it is leveled against a community, it is natural for the community to close ranks and lick its wounds.

No amount of policy or regulatory finagling is going to make a lick of difference.

Maybe nervous dams produced temperamentally nervous pups, and those dams also coincidentally happened to be less inclined to lick and groom.

Here's an extra bit from the book:"Meaney wondered if a dams licking-and-groorning frequency was just a proxy for some genetic trait that was passed on from mother to child.

What about the fact that your _modern_ envelop was secured with nothing more than a quick lick to the factory-applied adhesive instead of a lovingly-applied wax seal?

To be sure, getting kicked out of the company you founded is an emotionally challenging experience, but he can lick his wounds on board a private jet to a private island.

When a pup received the comforting experience of licking and grooming as an infant, it grew up to be braver and bolder and better adjusted than a pup who hadn't, whether or not its biological mother was the one who had done the licking and grooming.

But the mainstream of biology is only very recently acknowledging the importance of the physical approach: Hodgkin and Huxley could have been Hodgkin and Huxley without a lick of genetics or ethology, but they couldn't have been Hodgkin and Huxley without the cable equation.

Lick definitions


a salt deposit that animals regularly lick


touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"


(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

See also: punch clout poke biff slug


beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

See also: cream clobber drub thrash


pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"


find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"

See also: solve work


take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"