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kissverb

uk   us   /kɪs/
A2 [I or T] to ​touch with ​yourlips, ​especially as a ​greeting, or to ​pressyourmouth onto another person's ​mouth in a ​sexual way: There was a ​youngcouple 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 ​gentlytouch something: The ​breeze/​sun kissed her ​bareshoulders.kiss sth better If you ​tell a ​child you will kiss a ​part of the ​body that ​hurtsbetter, you ​mean you will make it ​feelbetter 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: Giveyourgranny a kiss. a kiss on the ​lips

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(Definition of kiss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kissverb [I/T]

 us   /kɪs/
to ​touch or ​pressyourlips against another ​person, esp. another person’s ​lips or ​cheek, as a ​greeting or to ​expresslove: [I/T] The two women ​hugged and kissed (each other). [T] He kissed the ​childrengoodbye.

kissnoun [C]

 us   /kɪs/
an ​act of ​touching or ​pressingyourlips against another ​person, esp. another person's ​lips or ​cheek, as a ​greeting or to ​expresslove: Give ​grandma a kiss and say goodnight.
(Definition of kiss from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kiss”
in Korean 키스하다…
in Arabic يُقَبِّل…
in Malaysian ciuman…
in French (s’)embrasser…
in Russian целовать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吻, 接吻, 輕拂…
in Italian baciare…
in Turkish öpmek…
in Polish całować…
in Spanish besar…
in Vietnamese hôn…
in Portuguese beijar…
in Thai จูบ…
in German küssen…
in Catalan besar, fer un petó a…
in Japanese キスする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吻, 接吻, 轻拂…
in Indonesian mencium…
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