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An example use of lick in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… sent about a year trying to lick me into …”
Lick means to touch or taste something with the tongue.
the word lick occurs in english on average 3.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lick can be often used in the following areas:
1) food and health;