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English definition of “lick”

lick

verb (MOVE TONGUE)    /lɪk/
B2 [T] to move the tongue across the surface of something: He licked the chocolate off his fingers. She licked the stamps and stuck them on the parcel.Biting, chewing and swallowingEating [T, I + prep] If flames or waves lick something, they pass over it quickly or touch it lightly like a tongue: Within a few seconds flames were licking at the curtains.Touching and feelingShowing affection
(Definition of lick verb (MOVE TONGUE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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