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petnoun [C]

 us   /pet/

pet noun [C] (ANIMAL)

an animal that is kept in the home as a companion and treated affectionately: She has several interesting pets, including a couple of snakes.

petadjective [not gradable]

 us   /pet/

pet adjective [not gradable] (LIKED)

especially liked or personally important: The legislation will face strong opposition from senators whose pet projects would be cut back.

petverb [I/T]

 us   /pet/ (-tt-)

pet verb [I/T] (TOUCH)

to touch an animal or person gently and affectionately with the hands: [T] Our dog loves to be petted and tickled behind the ears.
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