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kissverb

uk   us   /kɪs/
A2 [I or T] to touch with your lips, especially as a greeting, or to press your mouth onto another person's mouth in a sexual way: There was a young couple on the sofa, kissing passionately. She kissed him on the mouth. [+ two objects] He kissed the children good night/goodbye (= kissed them as a part of saying good night/goodbye). [T] literary to gently touch something: The breeze/sun kissed her bare shoulders.kiss sth better If you tell a child you will kiss a part of the body that hurts better, you mean you will make it feel better by kissing it: "Mummy, I hurt my knee." "Come here, darling, and let me kiss it better."
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kissnoun [C]

uk   us   /kɪs/
A2 an act of kissing someone: Give your granny a kiss. a kiss on the lips
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Translations of “kiss”
in Arabic يُقَبِّل…
in Korean 키스하다…
in Malaysian ciuman…
in French (s’)embrasser…
in Turkish öpmek…
in Italian baciare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吻, 接吻, 輕拂…
in Russian целовать…
in Polish całować…
in Vietnamese hôn…
in Spanish besar…
in Portuguese beijar…
in Thai จูบ…
in German küssen…
in Catalan besar, fer un petó a…
in Japanese キスする…
in Indonesian mencium…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吻, 接吻, 轻拂…
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