1. [mid-16C+] to beat, to thrash; thus lick out of, to change someone’s character/beliefs/actions by a threat of violence, to ‘knock it out of’ someone.
2. [19C+] to defeat, to overcome, to be victorious.
3. [mid-19C+] (US) to move fast; also as lick it.
4. [1990s+] to shoot.
5. [2010s] (UK black) in fig. use of sense 1, to effect emotionally.
[2000s] (UK black) overcome by drink or drugs.
[20C+] (W.I.) to live an unsettled life.
[2000s] aggressive, menacing.
[1990s+] (orig. W.I.) to shoot at.
[late 19C–1900s] (US) to be really amazing, to be beyond the bounds of possibility.
[mid-19C–1910s] to beat comprehensively.
1. to fire a shot from a real or imaginary gun to signal appreciation of music or an event.
2. to fire a gun; also attrib.
see under jacket n.
[late 19C+] (US) to beat comprehensively.
[1980s] (UK black) to apply deodorant.
[mid-19C+] a general excl. of incomprehension.