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to lick: to touch, stroke, or taste something with one's tongue
I like to lick ice cream.

a lick: an action in which the tongue touches something

a lick (music): a short instrumental melody which is repeated in a song (usually very memorable)


  • "Escaped tiger mauls seven, licks one"
  • "For the last 2 days we have had to immobilise him. He has been trying to lick his bottom, he keeps dancing to the music in his head, and worst of all, he sometimes tries to polish an imaginary teapot."
  • "A rare Siberian tiger named "Shoshana" escaped from her pen at the San Francisco zoo yesterday night and attacked a crowd of seven teenagers who had been insulting her, seriously injuring all seven of them. An eighth person, a six year old boy named Timothy Aldridge, was licked by the tiger, and later said the tiger's tongue felt "like sandpaper" and that her breath smelled like "muffins"."
  • "Their hair balls are becoming a problem. I'm not sure if they're licking their own fur or your body hair."

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