Synonyms for lick

Synonyms for (noun) lick

Synonyms: lick, clout, slug, biff, poke, punch

Definition: (boxing) a blow with the fist

Usage: I gave him a clout on his nose

Similar words: blow

Definition: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

Usage: a blow on the head


Synonyms: lick, lap

Definition: touching with the tongue

Usage: the dog's laps were warm and wet

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights


Synonyms: salt lick, lick

Definition: a salt deposit that animals regularly lick

Similar words: sediment, deposit

Definition: matter that has been deposited by some natural process

Synonyms for (verb) lick

Synonyms: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve

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

Usage: 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

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: lick, lap, lap up

Definition: take up with the tongue

Usage: The cat lapped up the milk; the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast

Similar words: imbibe, drink

Definition: take in liquids

Usage: The patient must drink several liters each day; The children like to drink soda


Synonyms: clobber, thrash, lick, drub, cream, bat

Definition: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

Usage: We licked the other team on Sunday!

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game


Synonyms: lick, lap

Definition: pass the tongue over

Usage: the dog licked her hand

Similar words: stroke

Definition: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

Usage: He stroked his long beard