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lickingnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈlɪk.ɪŋ/

licking noun [S] (DEFEAT)

informal a ​defeat in a ​competition: The ​hometeam were given a good licking.

licking noun [S] (PUNISHMENT)

old-fashioned informal the ​punishment of being ​hit
(Definition of licking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lickingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɪk·ɪŋ/
infml a ​severedefeat of someone or something: Our ​team really gave them a licking last ​night.
(Definition of licking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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