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caress

verb [I or T] uk   /kəˈres/ us  
to touch or kiss someone in a gentle and loving way: Gently he caressed her cheek.
caress
noun [C] uk   us  
Translations of “caress”
in Korean 어루만지다…
in Arabic يُلاطِف, يُداعِب…
in French caresser…
in Turkish okşamak, dokunmak, hafif hafif okşayarak sevmek…
in Italian carezzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛撫, 撫摸, 親吻…
in Russian ласкать…
in Polish pieścić…
in Spanish acariciar…
in Portuguese acariciar…
in German liebkosen…
in Catalan acariciar…
in Japanese ~を優しくなでる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱抚, 抚摸, 亲吻…
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