2. Informal, to defeat someone in a fight or contest: Sean is bigger, but Florence's brother thinks he can lick the guy in wrestling.
The dog was trying to get a lick of the cat's eating dish.2. A small amount: The chair needs just a lick of paint right there on the leg.
Mike hasn't done a lick of work today.
Aunt Polly threatened to lick her nephew if he tried to lick his plate before going out to apply a lick of paint to the fence, but her nephew got distracted with a fight as he tried to lick another boy who called him a bad name.