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noun as in light touch; little amount

verb as in touch with tongue

verb as in play over with fire

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Its big, comforting body, warmer temperature, slower heartbeat and, should luck favor, a few validating licks should work together to relax you.

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The dog pen is all licks, wiggles and eye contact, Salomons says.

With the help of artificial intelligence to develop 3-D simulations of the appendages, the researchers discovered that successful licks required previously unknown corrective movements, too fast to be seen in standard video.

“She was cute, and I could see she was nice,” Ross said, noting how much she and her 10-year-old daughter enjoy taking the dog on walks and getting licks.

Since these “greeting licks” are often accompanied by wagging tails, mouths playfully open, and general excitement, it is not a stretch to say that the licks are a way to express happiness that you have returned.

Grizzlies lick them up by the thousands, and the media has made a big deal out of Yellowstone bears eating these bugs.

I remember practicing that lick [from the solo “Round Midnight” recording] years ago, learning how to do that cascade effect.

Another intriguing fact about the original is that Sam Levene, who played Nathan, couldn't sing a lick and said so.

Elsewhere in the song, Kelly compares himself to the cookie monster and cleverly sings “I love to lick the middle like an Oreo.”

“I can still see the lick Marshall put on Ferguson,” said Ditka.

Well, thinks I, this is no joke sure, at this lick I'll have family enuff to do me in a few years.

Why, Dan Daly and half a dozen of our fellows would lick the whole crowd.

Then they came back to where their friend lay on the ground, and began to talk with him and lick his face.

He stooped and stroked the little animal, who stood on ridiculous hind-legs, straining to lick his hand.

He wudden't know whether I swept or dusted rightly, or whether I gave the place a lick and a promise.


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On this page you'll find 174 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lick, such as: bit, brush, cast, dab, dash, and hint.

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