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Definition of pet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pet

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//pɛt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pet
     
    he / she / it pets
     
    past simple petted
     
    -ing form petting
     
     
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  1. 1 [transitive] pet somebody/something to touch or move your hand gently over an animal or a child in a kind and loving way
  2. 2[intransitive] (informal) (of two people) to kiss and touch each other in a sexual way see also petting
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pet