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English definition of “pet”

pet

verb     /pet/ (-tt-)
[T] If you pet an animal, child, etc., you touch it, him, or her gently and kindly with your hands: Our dog loves to be petted and tickled behind the ears.Touching and feelingShowing affection [I] informal If two people are petting, they are kissing and touching each other in a sexual way. → See also heavy pettingSexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction
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