licked licked  /ˈlɪkt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having been got the better of

Usage(s):

  1. PTI, founded on the notion that a surplus of news existed which had to be licked into usable shape, felt no need to gather its own news until the 1930s.
  2. It growled and snarled with mock fierceness or licked the hand that caressed it.
  3. Flames licked up to the second floor of the old brick building which is located in the heart of the capital.

News

  1. CSN: Irish closing the gap with strong 2013 class

    Your browser does not support iframes. SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As Notre Dame licked its wounds after the BCS Championship, something became clear to Irish coaches: There was a significant gap between them and Alabama, and they had to do something to close it.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. High Country Baking: Double Chocolate Cake

    “Now, THIS is a chocolate cake worthy of a Father’s Day celebration,” proclaimed one satisfied tester as he cleaned his plate and licked his fingers. His reaction is warranted, it’s a stand-out dessert … rich, moist and deeply flavored.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News

  3. Eyeball Licking Fetish Causing Pink Eye Outbreak In Japan

    A new sexual fetish sweeping across Japan has led to an outbreak of pink eye in schools, unofficially called "oculolinctus," Fans of the fetish become sexually aroused by licking their partner's eyeballs or having their own eyeballs licked. Authorities first became aware that something was going on when kids began showing up at school wearing eye patches. Pink eye is caused by bacteria getting ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. "I am utterly, deeply, humbled and chuffed by the fact that I'm a stamp," Blanchett said in a statement. "I'm going to be licked by millions of Australians and I can't wait. It is also recognising the value of the arts in Australia. It brings...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Cate Blanchett Source: The Australian

  2. "I know we got licked," Paterno said Tuesday. "I don't have any interest in it. We lost. That's up to somebody else to make the decision."
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Joe Paterno Source: ESPN

  3. Collins said she thought "we had that licked."
    on Jul 29, 2005 By: Eileen Collins Source: NBC5i.com

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