To test out by discernment, in order to ascertain acceptable qualities
Licking milk, water, honey or a dash of anything in a dream denotes frugality, tight handedness, or meager earning.
To dip one’s finger in a plate of tasty food and lick it in a dream may denote a precious metal, a jewel, or a pendant.
To lick up one’s fingers or any element in a dream means money, or benefits from the substance one is licking in his dream. (Also see Electuary)
To dream that you are licking something or someone, signifies your tendency to be cautious before proceeding on to new situations or adventures.
To dream that you are licked by an animal, foretells that you will be called upon for advice.