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  • nounbeating
  • noundefeat

synonyms for licking

  • whipping
  • annihilation
  • bashing
  • defeat
  • drubbing
  • flogging
  • lashing
  • thrashing
  • whipping
  • repulse
  • conquest
  • setback
  • check
  • trashing
  • blow
  • drubbing
  • ruin
  • ambush
  • overthrow
  • beating
  • trimming
  • breakdown
  • collapse
  • massacre
  • slaughter
  • killing
  • break
  • failure
  • discomfiture
  • fall
  • rebuff
  • destruction
  • count
  • loss
  • reverse
  • embarrassment
  • mastery
  • thrashing
  • extermination
  • annihilation
  • debacle
  • trap
  • rout
  • triumph
  • defeasance
  • vanquishment
  • whitewashing
  • scalping
  • whaling
  • trouncing
  • paddling
  • KO
  • waxing
  • subjugation
  • shellacking
  • downthrow
  • insuccess
  • nonsuccess
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How to use licking in a sentence

With these devices, you can keep tabs on your pet’s activity levels, calories, distance traveled, and even behaviors such as excessive licking or scratching.
KEEP YOUR PET SAFE AND SOUND WITH THE BEST PET GPS TRACKERSFLORIE KORANIJULY 23, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
If you have active kids or pets, or you’re just not particularly precious with your belongings, pick a hardy microfiber that can take a licking.
BEST THROW BLANKET: COTTON, CASHMERE, AND MORE COZY, SOFT OPTIONS FOR ALL SEASONSFLORIE KORANIJULY 8, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Cant expect money before its due, I spose, said the old man, licking his thin lips.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Somewhere in these woods he must be lying, resting those ponderous paws and licking his bloody flanks.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
With his head between his fore-paws and one eye closed, he watches the tiny tongue of flame licking up the last coal.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He was at last discovered on the banks of the Ganges, standing near a human body, which he kept licking.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Watch took charge of it at once, pressing his warm body against the frosty fleece, and licking its face and feet to warm them.
THE NURSERY, DECEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
The noise grew louder and louder and I could feel a vast warm tongue licking the cool silence of the night.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
In his mind, he saw the fire again, licking across the face of last night's newspaper.
TIME ENOUGH AT LASTLYN VENABLE
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WORDS RELATED TO LICKING

  • beating
  • blue ruin
  • breakdown
  • collapse
  • crack-up
  • crash
  • defeasance
  • defeat
  • devastation
  • disaster
  • dissolution
  • downfall
  • drubbing
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • havoc
  • licking
  • overthrow
  • reversal
  • rout
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • shellacking
  • smash
  • smashup
  • trouncing
  • vanquishment
  • washout
  • wreck
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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