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Granted special treatment or attention
“The proceeds will be split between her pet charities.”
Kept as a pet
“One in four households owns a pet dog.”
A person or thing that is preferred over others
“They taunted her about being the teacher's pet.”
A fit of sulking or ill humour
“Women get all in a pet that Sorenstam doesn't receive the adulation Tiger Woods does.”
An animal kept as a companion
Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged
To touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
“Ian's eyes opened lethargically, Susan said nothing and Geneva did not cease gawking at him, Calypso jumped from her arms after Geneva stopped petting her.”
Engage in sexually stimulating caressing and touching
“They reported a significant increase in sexual activity, such as kissing and petting, among male participants when compared with the control group.”
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