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Synonyms for lick

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to punish with blows or lashes

to win a victory over, as in battle or a competition

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a salt deposit that animals regularly lick

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touching with the tongue

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beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

pass the tongue over

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find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

take up with the tongue

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But the pain was anaesthetised by the fact that after several years the worst had happened and, from the depths of National Two, the club would be able to lick wounds before bouncing back a hungrier animal.
With England in Cardiff in six days time there simply will not be the time to lick wounds.
Murray has never been one for shrinking into corners to lick wounds and only the strong and confident will be kept on as he looks ahead.
Somewhere in her late 20s, Vicki is pregnant, and has come home to lick wounds romantic and vague.
Blues, having had four days to lick wounds inflicted by Jean Tigana's hugely-impressive Fulham side last Friday night, travel to Essex for a first-round first-leg tussle with the more modestly-resourced Southend United.