- 1[countable] an act of licking something with the tongue Can I have a lick of your ice cream?
- 2[singular] a lick of paint (informal) a small amount of paint, used to make a place look better What this room needs is a lick of paint.
- 3[countable] (informal) a short piece of music which is part of a song and is played on a guitar a guitar/blues lick
- 4[countable] (informal) a hard hit Hockey players have to take a lot of licks. (figurative) The store didn’t hire him, but he got in a few licks himself when he started his own successful business across the street. Idioms
fast; at a high speed
at a (good) lick (informal)jump to other results
the act of performing a task quickly and carelessly, especially of washing or cleaning something quickly
a lick and a promise (informal)jump to other results