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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having been got the better of


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  • I said I was licked into shape -- and I mean _licked_.

    The Hill A Romance of Friendship

  • Austin licked at me as I carried him for 2 miles back to our truck.

    When Good Dogs Die

  • I was licked from the first drop outa the box -- anybody could see that; but he couldn't put me down for the count.

    Chapter 13

  • If all the railroad boys had come out, wouldn't the shop men have won instead of bein 'licked to a frazzle?

    Chapter 12

  • 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.

    Secrets from Blueprints

  • Just as the warrior loosed his arrow, Karles reached him; Shandi's sword licked out and, impossibly, deflected the arrow from its deadly flight.

    Elephant in the City

  • 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 Wizard Of London

  • The Cimmerian's sword licked out, clipping a second arrow aside in mid-flight.

    Conan and the Emerald Lotus

  • The Aenir scrabbled for their blades as Durk's sword licked into them.

    The Hawk Eternal

  • His broadsword licked out and the man's head lolled on his shoulders.

    Conan and The Mists of Door


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