Synonyms of licking in English:

licking


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See Spanish definition of paliza

noun

1‘Arsenal can take a licking as much as any other club’

SYNONYMS
defeat, loss, beating, trouncing, thrashing, drubbing
rout
informal hiding, pasting, caning, hammering, demolition, slaughter, massacre, annihilation
North American informal shellacking
ANTONYMS

victory

2‘when his father heard what he had done, Ray got the worst licking of his life’

SYNONYMS
thrashing, beating, flogging, whipping, slapping, spanking, thumping
informal walloping, hiding, tanning, pasting, hammering, clobbering, lathering, larruping, working-over
North American informal whaling