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English definition of “pet”

pet

adjective [not gradable] (LIKED)   /pet/
especially liked or personally important : The legislation will face strong opposition from senators whose pet projects would be cut back.
(Definition of pet adjective (LIKED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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