Definitions starting with L

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lick

[Car.; also But, dial. EDD] n. a blow. (Gen.) —v. 1. to strike: 1966 He grab one piece of crab sticks. . . All about he lick Booky in the ass (Crowley 62). (Gen.)

2. [Car. DJE; OED, to ride at full speed slang] to move quickly: He went licking down the road (White). When I seen Papa, hick up fast [out of a chair] (Eleu.).

get licks (cf. n. def.) phr. to get a beating; to lose badly in a competition. (Gen.)

lick it up [cf, live it up] phr, to seek pleasure in a lively or extravagant way. (White)

lick up or down [cf, v. def. 1] phr. to beat (a person or thing) thoroughly: I give the eggs— fowl eggs. And you lick it up with a little piece of alawis—lick it up till it come black (Acklins). Da's it, boy! Lick him down! (Eleu.). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-22 21:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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