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Kicking vs. Licking

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Kickingadjective

(slang) Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable.

‘a kicking pair of jeans’; ‘a kicking party’;

Lickingnoun

The act by which something is licked.

Kickingadjective

(slang) Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking).

‘still kicking at 89’;

Lickingnoun

(informal) A severe beating.

Kickingadjective

Actively ongoing and enjoyable.

Lickingnoun

(informal) A great loss or defeat.

‘Our football team took a licking last night.’;

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Kickingnoun

The action of the verb to kick.

‘In boxing, kicking one's opponent is not allowed.’;

Lickingnoun

A lapping with the tongue.

Kickingnoun

A violent assault involving repeated kicks.

‘The bullies pushed the boy over and gave him a kicking.’;

Lickingnoun

A flogging or castigation.

Kickingnoun

(slang) A great loss or defeat; licking.

Lickingnoun

an unsuccessful ending

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Kickingnoun

The act of delivering a blow with the foot.

Lickingnoun

the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Kickingnoun

a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics;

‘the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements’; ‘the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him’;

Licking

Licking is the action of passing the tongue over a surface, typically either to deposit saliva onto the surface, or to collect liquid, food or minerals onto the tongue for ingestion, or to communicate with other animals. Many animals both groom themselves and eat or drink by licking.

Kickingnoun

the act of delivering a blow with the foot;

‘he gave the ball a powerful kick’; ‘the team's kicking was excellent’;

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