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noun [S] uk   /ˈlɪk.ɪŋ/ us  

licking noun [S] (DEFEAT)

informal a defeat in a competition: The home team were given a good licking.

licking noun [S] (PUNISHMENT)

old-fashioned informal the punishment of being hit
Translations of “licking”
in Spanish paliza…
in French raclée, déculottée…
in German die Schläge, die Niederlage…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打敗, 敗,輸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打败, 败,输…
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