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Noun
A gentle or loving touch
Noun
Kissing profusely, especially on the neck
Noun
The state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant
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Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to engage in sensuous caressing and touching
“George McFly was not about to let Biff Tannen neck and pet Lorraine against her will.”
Verb
(dated) Present participle for to treat (someone) with affection or favoritism
“My grandparents used to cosset and pet me when I was young.”
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