[lahy-kuh n] /ˈlaɪ kən/
verb (used with object)
to represent as similar or like; compare:
to liken someone to a weasel.
(transitive) to see or represent as the same or similar; compare
late 13c., “to represent as like,” from like (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Likened; likening.
- Like nothing on earth
see: on earth , def. 2.
- Like pulling teeth
adjective phrase Very slow and arduous: Interviewing movie stars can be like pulling teeth, but Nicole Kidman was a delightful surprise: relaxed, natural, and a lot of fun [1970s+; like pulling gum-teeth in the same sense is found by 1872] Very difficult, especially to extract information from someone. For example, It’s like pulling teeth to […]
[lahyk] /laɪk/ adjective, (Poetic) liker, likest. 1. of the same form, appearance, kind, character, amount, etc.: I cannot remember a like instance. 2. corresponding or agreeing in general or in some noticeable respect; similar; analogous: drawing, painting, and like arts. 3. bearing resemblance. 4. Dialect. or probable: ‘Tis like that he’s gone mad. 5. Dialect. […]
- Like rolling off a log
see: easy as rolling off a log