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Noun
An animal kept as a companion
“Our daughter has been pestering us to get her a puppy as a pet.”
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A person or thing that is very popular or held in high regard
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“They teased her about being the teacher's pet.”
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A fit of sulking or ill humor
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“There was something ludicrous, even more, unbecoming a gentleman, in leaving a friend's house in a pet.”
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A petty quarrel, especially one between friends or lovers
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A quick, light touch with the hand
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Best choice
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A devotional painting of Christ or another holy figure, typically executed on wood and used ceremonially in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches
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A sycophantic follower
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(informal) A form of address to a woman
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An act of tickling someone
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A child's word for a dog
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A proposed or planned undertaking
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A gentle or loving touch
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An animal as opposed to a human being
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To stroke or pat affectionately, usually an animal
“Homer only wanted to pet the dog, and couldn't see the point in petting the cat.”
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To engage in sensuous caressing and touching
“George McFly was not about to let Biff Tannen neck and pet Lorraine against her will.”
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(dated) To treat (someone) with affection or favoritism
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“My grandparents used to cosset and pet me when I was young.”
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To speak or write about with great enthusiasm or admiration
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(euphemistic) To have intimate relations with someone
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Of the nettle plant and similar physical causes, to sting, causing a rash in someone
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Lavish
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Give or ascribe a significant amount of attention or importance to
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To protect and care for (someone) lovingly
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Adjective
Kept as a pet
“Our pet dog enjoys going for walks in the park.”
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Regarded with deep and special affection
“The proceeds will be split between her pet charities.”
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