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Definition of pet verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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