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"kiss" in British English

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kissverb

uk   /kɪs/  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   /kɪs/  us   /kɪs/
A2 an act of kissing someone: Give your granny 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)

"kiss" in American English

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kissverb [I/T]

 us   /kɪs/
to touch or press your lips against another person, esp. another person’s lips or cheek, as a greeting or to express love: [I/T] The two women hugged and kissed (each other). [T] He kissed the children goodbye.

kissnoun [C]

 us   /kɪs/
an act of touching or pressing your lips against another person, esp. another person's lips or cheek, as a greeting or to express love: Give grandma a kiss and say goodnight.
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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, beso…
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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