1 [countable usually singular]HB
when you move your tongue across the surface of something:
Can I have a lick of your ice cream?
a small amount of paint etc put onto the surface of something to improve its appearance:
It'll be okay after a lick of paint.
3 American English old-fashioned
not even a small amount of something:
Ann won't do a lick of work around the house.
4 [countable] informal
part of a song played on a guitar:
a bluesy guitar lick
5 British English informal
a) British English
to wash or clean something quickly and carelessly
b) American English
to do a job quickly and carelessly
7 [countable] informal
an act of hitting someone