licking

Definitions of licking
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n the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Synonyms:
beating, drubbing, lacing, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
Types:
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flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flagellation
beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
self-flagellation
self-punishment inflicted by whipping
horsewhipping
the act of whipping with a horsewhip
Type of:
corporal punishment
the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

n an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

“they suffered a convincing licking
Synonyms:
defeat
Antonyms:
triumph, victory
a successful ending of a struggle or contest
Types:
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heartbreaker
a narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute
lurch
a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
rout
an overwhelming defeat
shutout, skunk
a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
debacle, drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, whipping
a sound defeat
waterloo
a final crushing defeat
whitewash
a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
Type of:
conclusion, ending, finish
event whose occurrence ends something
failure
an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

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