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Pet vs. Caress

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Petnoun

An animal kept as a companion.

Caressnoun

An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.

Petnoun

(by extension) Something kept as a companion, including inanimate objects. (pet rock, pet plant, etc.)

Caressnoun

A gentle stroking or rubbing.

Petnoun

One who is excessively loyal to a superior.

Caressverb

(transitive) To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.

‘She loves being caressed by her boyfriend.’;

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Petnoun

Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling.

Caressverb

(transitive) To affect as if with a caress.

Petnoun

A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted.

Caressnoun

An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.

‘Wooed her with his soft caresses.’; ‘He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses the hearts of all who were under his command.’;

Petnoun

abbreviation of petition

Caressverb

To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.

‘The lady caresses the rough bloodhound.’;

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Petnoun

(Geordie) A term of endearment usually applied to women and children.

Caressnoun

a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it);

‘he showered her with caresses’; ‘soft music was a fond caress’; ‘the caresses of the breeze played over his face’;

Petverb

(transitive) To stroke or fondle (an animal).

Caressverb

touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner;

‘He caressed her face’; ‘They caressed in the back seat of the taxi’;

Petverb

To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.

Caressverb

touch or stroke gently or lovingly

‘a gentle breeze caressed his skin’; ‘she caressed the girl's forehead’;

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Petverb

Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously.

Caressnoun

a gentle or loving touch

‘she felt the caress of his breath on her cheek’;

Petverb

To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.

‘His daughter was petted and spoiled.’;

Petverb

To be a pet.

Petverb

To be peevish; to sulk.

Petadjective

Favourite; cherished.

‘a pet child’; ‘The professor seemed offended by the criticism of her pet theory.’;

Petadjective

Kept or treated as a pet.

‘pet rock’;

Petnoun

A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.

Petnoun

Any person especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.

‘The love of cronies, pets, and favorites.’;

Petnoun

A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness.

Petnoun

Any animal kept as a companion, usually in or around one's home, typically domesticated and cared for attentively and often affectionately. Distinguished from animals raised for food or to perform useful tasks, as a draft animal.

Petadjective

Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal.

‘Some young lady's pet curate.’;

Petverb

To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.

Petverb

To be a pet.

Petnoun

a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement

Petnoun

a special loved one

Petnoun

a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)

Petnoun

using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

Petverb

stroke or caress gently;

‘pet the lamb’;

Petverb

stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking

Petadjective

preferred above all others and treated with partiality;

‘the favored child’;

Petnoun

a domestic or tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure

‘the pony was a family pet’; ‘a pet cat’;

Petnoun

a person treated with special favour or affection

‘she is the pet of the family’; ‘I found the chairs at my pet antiques dealer in Cannes’;

Petnoun

treated with special attention or evoking particularly strong feelings

‘another of her pet projects was the arts centre’; ‘my pet hate is woodwork’;

Petnoun

used as an affectionate form of address

‘don't cry, pet, it's all right’;

Petnoun

a fit of sulking or ill humour

‘Mother's in a pet’;

Petverb

stroke or pat (an animal) affectionately

‘the cats came to be petted’;

Petverb

treat (someone) with affection or favouritism; pamper

‘I was cosseted and petted and never shouted at’;

Petverb

engage in sexually stimulating caressing and touching

‘couples necking and petting in cars’;

Pet

A pet, or companion animal, is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock or a laboratory animal. Popular pets are often considered to have attractive appearances, intelligence and relatable personalities, but some pets may be taken in on an altruistic basis (such as a stray animal) and accepted by the owner regardless of these characteristics.

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