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Meaning: to defeat, to beat an opposing player or team

For example:

  • We knew our team could lick the opposition and win the championship, and they did!

  • The Democrats are confident they can lick the Republicans in this year's election.

Quick Quiz:

In the final match of the basketball season, the Bulls licked the Rams. The Bulls were
  1. very happy
  2. really disappointed
  3. very hungry

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