- v. Simple past tense and past participle of lick.
- adj. having been got the better of
“I said I was licked into shape -- and I mean _licked_.”
“Austin licked at me as I carried him for 2 miles back to our truck.”
“I was licked from the first drop outa the box -- anybody could see that; but he couldn't put me down for the count.”
“If all the railroad boys had come out, wouldn't the shop men have won instead of bein 'licked to a frazzle?”
“When someone mentions SECRET concerning another’s interests, ears attune toward the sound of the one speaking, and syllables are licked from the air as if they were ice cream.”
“Just as the warrior loosed his arrow, Karles reached him; Shandi's sword licked out and, impossibly, deflected the arrow from its deadly flight.”
“The sword licked out, and there was a cry, and something with tattered wings and a terrible face separated from the seething mob, as the spirit of a small child, faded and frightened, dropped out of it.”
“The Cimmerian's sword licked out, clipping a second arrow aside in mid-flight.”
“The Aenir scrabbled for their blades as Durk's sword licked into them.”
“His broadsword licked out and the man's head lolled on his shoulders.”
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