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Wildlife, typically of the mammalian variety
Plural for an animal kept as a companion
“Our daughter has been pestering us to get her a puppy as a pet.”
Plural for a person or thing that is very popular or held in high regard
“They teased her about being the teacher's pet.”
Plural for a fit of sulking or ill humor
“There was something ludicrous, even more, unbecoming a gentleman, in leaving a friend's house in a pet.”
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.”
To engage in sensuous caressing and touching
“George McFly was not about to let Biff Tannen neck and pet Lorraine against her will.”
(dated) To treat (someone) with affection or favoritism
“My grandparents used to cosset and pet me when I was young.”
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