Translation of lick in Spanish:


lamer, v.

Pronunciation /lɪk//lɪk/

transitive verb

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    (ice-cream/spoon) 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 paused, then licked the paw thoughtfully; the shields around the males vanished.
    • I edged away as far as I could get, finished my chips, and decided that I'd pass on licking my fingers clean.
    • The screen went dark as a monstrous tongue licked the lens, then a hand swiped it several times.
    • He licked it off, rather like a cat licking his paw clean.
    • He now always licks the lenses clean with his tongue before wiping them on a cloth.
    • I smiled as the two puppies licked each other.
    • I wondered if they ever got splinters in their tongues from licking the wooden bowls clean.
    • The customer licked his plate clean and the dish was thus born.
    • She opened one lazy eye to see an orange cat licking his paw in front of her.
    • I nervously licked them, a habit of mine when nervous.
    • He watched it drizzle down his finger then slowly licked it off.
    • He then licked his finger and shook his head with a look of disgust.
    • He slowly guided her lips to his and he kissed her, his tongue licking her lips slightly.
    • 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.
    • I know dogs like to roll around in the dirt, but dogs also don't lick themselves clean.
    • I opened my eyes to see big tan puppy was licking me.
    • I sucked more of it from my finger, until it was licked, clean.
    • Plus, with its slightly sweet taste, pets will lick the floor or other surfaces.
    • The sickening sound of a saliva dripping tongue licking dry lips met my ears.
    • As well, neatness was taken into consideration and contestants had to lick their plates clean to advance.
  • 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
    • If you see him, lick him with a stone or something.
    • I hope that the brevity of this war does not convince Americans that we can lick anybody on the block.
    • Well, I'm sure with counseling and stuff, you're going to lick this.
    • After not beating Leicester for 13 years, Gregory thought he had them licked when his side equalised 15 minutes from time.
    • Okay, I know the Aussies have licked us time and time again.
    • He said that these same parishioners would eventually turn around and lick him with some big stones.
    • 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.

intransitive verb

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    to lick at sth lamer algo


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    • 1.1(act)

      lamida feminine
      lengüetazo masculine
      • He grinned back, then gave her a lick on the cheek.
      • He gave his dry lips a quick lick with his tongue and took in a breath.
      • And he simply can't resist giving my muffin a playful lick as soon as my back is turned.
      • The mango flavour was sharp and sweet, but desperately rich; after a few licks my tongue started losing the battle.
      • Take three licks / laps and then turn the bowl over on the floor.
      • It would only take a few snap of his jaws and a few licks of his fingers for the thing to be done and irreversible.
      • Do you know that it takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single scoop of ice cream cone?
      • The lion looked away again and gave itself an embarrassed lick.
      • I extracted slow licks from a single scoop of vanilla.
      • For a second the dog hesitated, then as if compelled by a command, Rocky pounced on Kevin trailing his rough tongue all over his master's face in long slurpy licks.
      • A small smile broke out across her face as the bunny gave her finger a quick lick, then snorted at her.
      • She nudged him with her nose, and gave him a brief lick of her long tongue before turning and trotting away.
      • She was giggling, occasionally giving him a kiss, a lick, a nibble.
      • He toyed with receivers in ways that allowed quarterbacks to think he'd been beaten, only to come back, quicker than a snake lick, and steal the pass.
      • She reached up and gave him a short lick on the cheek.
      • He shuffled closer to her and gave her a soft lick on the cheek.
      • Kevin tried to intercede at one point but got his head covered with big wet sloppy tongue licks for his trouble.
      • She looked up, gave me a little lick, and all was well in my world.
      • He does that puppy-tongue lick of his lower lip that someone should tell him to stop doing.

    • 1.2informal (application, coat)

      to give sth a lick of paint/varnish darle una mano de pintura/barniz a algo
      • I didn't care a lick about what they were talking about.
      • We prefer big hitters who can't field a lick to gold-glove shortstops with their .243 batting averages.
      • According to the batting coach who never could hit a lick, you've got three changes - psychological, physical, and mental.
      • The day we broke up it was like the whole school suddenly got a fresh lick of paint.
      • So maybe the cowboy boots do look kind of spiffy after a few licks of silver, purple, yellow and green.
      • He doesn't give a lick about you and he'll never look your way again.
      • This is about more than giving the Tories' tarnished image a quick lick of varnish.
      • A lick of paint around the windowsills and a neatly manicured lawn might impress a prospective buyer.
      • The sequel gives the concept a fresh lick of paint without moving it too far forward.
      • All it needs is a lick of paint and a bit of work on the kitchen.
      • Then, a couple of years ago, it had a lick of paint and a bit of internal surgery and, lo and behold, it changed name and nationality in one go.
      • The whole thing doesn't make a lick of sense, but it doesn't matter.
      • I brought it back to London and it came up a treat after a quick lick of creosote.
      • What would it cost for a lick of paint, some artificial flowers and some air fresheners?
      • Now who do I know who would like to buy a slightly used T-Bird that needed a lick of paint?
      • I said to the players after the game that it had come down to a lick of paint.
      • I didn't care a lick about any of them.
      • He would have been fine in the movie if the script made a lick of sense.
      • Your front door might benefit from a lick of paint too.
      • It's set in the corner of the stairwell, made of cheap and rather hollow-sounding wood, and could do with a lick of paint.

  • 2informal

    she went past at a hell of a lick pasó a toda mecha informal
  • 3licks plural

    golpes masculine
    he got in some good licks, too él también asestó sus buenos golpes
    • Michael got a few licks in while he could.
    • Nearly as important as glass and magnification is a device's ability to take a few licks.
    • Now if it is barbaric to flog in school where it really should start, how can licks be of any help to a hard-back criminal?
    • Many believed that you should have taken your licks and accepted the situation.
    • Look like they took a helluva lick, but they ain't dead.