Synonyms of lick in English:

lick


See definition of lick

verb

1‘the spaniel leapt to lick his face’

SYNONYMS
tongue, wet, moisten, wash, clean
taste, lap, slurp

2‘she sat looking into the flames licking round the coal’

SYNONYMS
flicker, play, flick, flit, dart, ripple, dance

3‘they licked the home side 3-0’

SYNONYMS
defeat, beat, best, conquer, trounce, thrash, rout, vanquish, overcome, overwhelm, overpower, destroy, drub, get the better of, triumph over, prevail over, gain a victory over, win against, win over, worst, subdue, quash, crush
informal slaughter, murder, kill, clobber, hammer, whip, paste, crucify, demolish, wipe the floor with, make mincemeat of, take to the cleaners, walk over, walk all over, run rings around
British informal stuff, marmalize
North American informal shellac, skunk
US informal own

4‘the Prime Minister claimed that the government had inflation licked’

SYNONYMS
overcome, get the better of, solve, find an answer to, find a solution to, conquer, beat, quell, control, govern, master, curb, check, bridle, tame

noun

1‘the building itself had changed little, apart from a lick of paint here and there’

SYNONYMS
dab, bit, drop, dash, spot, touch, hint, dribble, splash, sprinkle, trickle
little
informal smidgen, tad
ANTONYMS

lashings

2‘you came up that last bit at a fair lick’

SYNONYMS
speed, rate, pace, tempo, velocity, momentum
informal clip