kiss

kiss
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kisses, kissing, kissed
1) V-RECIP If you kiss someone, you touch them with your lips to show affection or sexual desire, or to greet them or say goodbye.

[NON-RECIP: V n] She leaned up and kissed him on the cheek...

[NON-RECIP: V n] She kissed me hard on the mouth...

[V n n] Her parents kissed her goodbye as she set off from their home...

[RECIP: pl-n V] They kissed for almost half-a-minute...

[pl-n V n] We kissed goodbye.

N-COUNT
Kiss is also a noun.

I put my arms around her and gave her a kiss... We gave each other hugs and kisses every morning.

2) VERB If you kiss something, you touch it lightly with your lips, usually as a sign of respect.

[V n] The men stepped forward to kiss the hand of their mentor...

[V n] She bowed her head and kissed the Archbishop's ring.

3) VERB If you say that something kisses another thing, you mean that it touches that thing very gently.

[V n] The wheels of the aircraft kissed the runway.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you blow someone a kiss or blow a kiss, you touch the palm of your hand lightly with your lips, and then blow across your hand towards the person, in order to show them your affection.

Maria blew him a kiss...

Amy blew a kiss from the door.

5) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that you kiss something goodbye or kiss goodbye to something, you accept the fact that you are going to lose it, although you do not want to. [INFORMAL]

I felt sure I'd have to kiss my dancing career goodbye.


English dictionary. 2008.

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