Lick

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Physical SensationPlay
Using 'lick' suggests a physical touch of the tongue, often associated with taste or grooming. SlideShe licked the salt from her fingers after eating the fries.
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Affectionate GesturePlay
'Lick' can express affection or care, similar to the way animals groom each other. SlideThe mother licked her thumb before wiping a smudge off her child's face.