Translation of lick in Spanish:


lamer, v.

Pronunciation /lɪk//lɪk/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (spoon/ice-cream) lamer
    (stamp) mojar con saliva
    (stamp) pasarle la lengua a
    the dog licked the dish clean el perro lamió el plato hasta dejarlo limpio
    • the cat licked the cream off the cake el gato le quitó la crema al pastel a lengüetazos
    • I licked my finger me humedecí el dedo con saliva
    • He watched it drizzle down his finger then slowly licked it off.
    • I wondered if they ever got splinters in their tongues from licking the wooden bowls clean.
    • I know dogs like to roll around in the dirt, but dogs also don't lick themselves clean.
    • The customer licked his plate clean and the dish was thus born.
    • Plus, with its slightly sweet taste, pets will lick the floor or other surfaces.
    • I sucked more of it from my finger, until it was licked, clean.
    • I smiled as the two puppies licked each other.
    • He slowly guided her lips to his and he kissed her, his tongue licking her lips slightly.
    • He paused, then licked the paw thoughtfully; the shields around the males vanished.
    • I nervously licked them, a habit of mine when nervous.
    • I edged away as far as I could get, finished my chips, and decided that I'd pass on licking my fingers clean.
    • As well, neatness was taken into consideration and contestants had to lick their plates clean to advance.
    • The sickening sound of a saliva dripping tongue licking dry lips met my ears.
    • The screen went dark as a monstrous tongue licked the lens, then a hand swiped it several times.
    • He then licked his finger and shook his head with a look of disgust.
    • He now always licks the lenses clean with his tongue before wiping them on a cloth.
    • I opened my eyes to see big tan puppy was licking me.
    • She opened one lazy eye to see an orange cat licking his paw in front of her.
    • He licked it off, rather like a cat licking his paw clean.
    • She'd lick the soup plate clean of everything except the peas and carrots, which she left in separate neat piles on either side of the dish.
  • 2informal

    barrer con
    darle una paliza a informal
    question three had me licked no pude con la pregunta número tres
    • there were problems, but we've got them licked now había problemas, pero ya los tenemos resueltos
    • I hope that the brevity of this war does not convince Americans that we can lick anybody on the block.
    • He said that these same parishioners would eventually turn around and lick him with some big stones.
    • After not beating Leicester for 13 years, Gregory thought he had them licked when his side equalised 15 minutes from time.
    • So you can take the entire project on a disk and a laptop to your villa in Portugal and edit cost-free till you feel you've licked it.
    • Well, I'm sure with counseling and stuff, you're going to lick this.
    • If you see him, lick him with a stone or something.
    • Okay, I know the Aussies have licked us time and time again.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to lick at sth lamer algo


  • 1

    lamida feminine
    lengüetazo masculine
    we gave it a lick and a promise lo limpiamos por donde ve la suegra informal humorous
  • 2informal

    (application, coat)
    to give sth a lick of paint/varnish darle una mano de pintura/barniz a algo
  • 3informal

    she went past at a hell of a lick pasó a toda mecha informal
  • 4licks pl

    (masculine plural) golpes
    he got in some good licks, too él también asestó sus buenos golpes