lick
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lick(
lihk
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of licking)
a. la lamida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That was a good lick you gave the ice cream!¡Vaya lamida le diste al helado!
b. el lametazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That dog gave you a good lick.Ese perro te dio un buen lametazo.
c. la lengüetada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you want to have a lick of my lollipop?¿Quieres una lengüetada de mi paleta?
2. (coat)
a. la mano
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With a lick of paint, this place will look like new.Con una mano de pintura, este lugar se verá como nuevo.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(quick pace)
a. a toda mecha
Chris ran a half a mile at a good lick.Chris corrió una media milla a toda mecha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to pass the tongue over)
a. lamer
When it's really hot, my dog licks an ice cube I place next to his bowl.Cuando hace mucho calor, mi perro lame el cubito de hielo que le dejo al lado de su comedero.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to defeat)
a. dar una paliza a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The Lakers licked the Chicago Bulls yesterday.Los Lakers le dieron una paliza a los Chicago Bulls ayer.
b. barrer con
Hernan licked Arnold in a tennis match.Hernán barrió con Arnold en un partido de tenis.
licks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (blows)
a. los golpes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
John got knocked out, but he did get some good licks in before going down.John fue noqueado, pero asestó unos buenos golpes antes de caerse.
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lick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (with tongue)
a. la lametazo m, lamedura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a lick of paintuna mano de pintura
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
at a great licka toda máquina or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (with tongue)
a. lamer
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lick one's lipsrelamerse
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lick one's woundslamerse las heridas
6. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lick somebody's bootsdarle coba a alguien
7. (vulgar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
asslamer or
8. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lick something/somebody into shapeponer algo/a alguien a punto
9. (colloquial)
a. hacer trizas a (defeat)
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lick [lɪk]
transitive verb
1 lamer
flames were licking (at) the door las llamas empezaron a lamer la puerta; to lick one's wounds lamerse las heridas; curarse las heridas
to lick sb's boots hacer la pelota or dar coba a algn (informal)
to lick sth into shape poner algo a punto
2 (defeat) dar una paliza a (informal)
noun
1 (with tongue) lametazo (m); lengüetada (f)
a lick and a promise una lavada a la carrera or de cualquier manera
2
a lick of paint una mano de pintura; a lick of polish un poquito de cera
3 (speed)
to go at a good or a fair old lick ir a buen tren (informal); at full lick a todo gas (informal); a toda mecha (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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