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synonyms for lick

  • bit
  • brush
  • cast
  • dab
  • dash
  • hint
  • sample
  • smack
  • speck
  • stroke
  • suggestion
  • taste
  • tinge
  • trace
  • whiff
See also synonyms for: licked / licking
  • caress
  • fondle
  • graze
  • rub
  • soothe
  • wash
  • brush
  • calm
  • glance
  • gloss
  • lap
  • osculate
  • play
  • quiet
  • ripple
  • stroke
  • sweep
  • taste
  • tongue
  • touch
  • lap against
  • move over
  • pass over

antonyms for lick

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  • a lot
  • glob
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      How to use lick in a sentence

      Its big, comforting body, warmer temperature, slower heartbeat and, should luck favor, a few validating licks should work together to relax you.
      THE JOY OF IDLE LIVINGSOHINI DAS GUPTAAUGUST 29, 2021OZY
      The dog pen is all licks, wiggles and eye contact, Salomons says.
      EVEN RAISED BY PEOPLE, WOLVES DON’T TUNE INTO YOU LIKE YOUR DOGJAIME CHAMBERSAUGUST 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
      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.
      MAMMAL BRAINS MAY USE THE SAME CIRCUITS TO CONTROL TONGUES AND LIMBSCHARLES Q. CHOIMAY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
      “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.
      SO MANY PETS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED DURING THE PANDEMIC THAT SHELTERS ARE RUNNING OUTDANA HEDGPETHJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
      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.
      FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR DOG (EP. 436)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 22, 2020FREAKONOMICS
      Well, thinks I, this is no joke sure, at this lick I'll have family enuff to do me in a few years.
      THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
      Why, Dan Daly and half a dozen of our fellows would lick the whole crowd.
      YOUNG GLORY AND THE SPANISH CRUISERWALTER FENTON MOTT
      Then they came back to where their friend lay on the ground, and began to talk with him and lick his face.
      STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
      He stooped and stroked the little animal, who stood on ridiculous hind-legs, straining to lick his hand.
      THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
      He wudden't know whether I swept or dusted rightly, or whether I gave the place a lick and a promise.
      IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
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      WORDS RELATED TO LICK

      • clarify
      • conform
      • correlate
      • correspond
      • crack
      • deal with
      • do
      • dope
      • dope out
      • elucidate
      • fill
      • fit
      • lick
      • measure up
      • meet
      • pass
      • qualify
      • satisfy
      • serve
      • suffice
      • suit
      • unzip
      • work
      • work through
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