licking licking  /ˈlɪ kɪŋ/


  1. (n) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  2. (n) the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


  1. Now 55, Bascombe is prosperous but wary, licking his wounds after two failed marriages and weathering the indignities of prostate cancer.
  2. With the Connecticut Senator vowing to run as an independent, Republicans would be licking their chops - if only they had more confidence in their candidate.
  3. Church calls it compensation, but you and I might know it as the lip-licking anticipation of perfectly salted, golden-brown French fries after a hard trip to the gym.


  1. Licking County Man Sentenced To 3 Years After Accidentally Shooting Man

    A Licking County man will serve three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. Get details.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: WBNS-10TV Columbus

  2. 'Color for the Cure' to open at Licking County Arts

    Licking County Arts will host an opening reception for its latest exhibit, 'Color for the Cure,' from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Newark Advocate

  3. Muskingum-Licking All-Star Game scheduled this Friday in Zanesville

    ZANESVILLE -- The 32nd annual Muskingum Valley-Licking County All-Star Football Game will make an earlier appearance on the schedule. It's this Friday, in fact, so as they say....Are you ready?
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

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  1. "He's done a great job of taking care of his body," Childress said. "It's a high-impact position. He's got a significant role. He's taken a licking and kept on ticking."
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: Brad Childress Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "That was a pretty good licking," said Parcells, who shared a quick handshake with Payton at game's end. "I can't think of anything we did very well."
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Bill Parcells Source: USA Today

  3. "South Africa didn't do us any favours by beating England by so much. They will really be licking their wounds and really be giving everything they have got this weekend. It's going to be a tough one," said Thorn.
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Brad Thorn Source:

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