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Definition of licking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

licking

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɪkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪkɪŋ//
 
[singular] (informal)
 
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a severe defeat in a battle, game, etc. synonym thrashing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: licking