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Definition of caress verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

caress

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verb
BrE BrE//kəˈres//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈres//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they caress
BrE BrE//kəˈres//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈres//
 
he / she / it caresses
BrE BrE//kəˈresɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈresɪz//
 
past simple caressed
BrE BrE//kəˈrest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrest//
 
past participle caressed
BrE BrE//kəˈrest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrest//
 
-ing form caressing
BrE BrE//kəˈresɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈresɪŋ//
 
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caress somebody/something to touch somebody/something gently, especially in a sexual way or in a way that shows affection His fingers caressed the back of her neck. His fingers gently caressed her cheek. See related entries: Romance Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French caresser (verb), caresse (noun), from Italian carezza, based on Latin carus ‘dear’.
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