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verb pet pronunciation in British English /pet/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepetting
past tensepetted
past participlepetted
  1. 1
    [transitive] to touch an animal or a person in a gentle way that shows you like or love them
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if two people pet, they hold and touch each other in a sexual way

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