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pet         

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      n  
1    a tame animal kept in a household for companionship, amusement, etc.  
2    a person who is fondly indulged; favourite  
teacher's pet     
      adj  
3    kept as a pet  
a pet dog     
4    of or for pet animals  
pet food     
5    particularly cherished; favourite  
a pet theory, a pet hatred     
6    familiar or affectionate  
a pet name     
7    pet day     (Scot. and Irish)   a single fine day during a period of bad weather  
      vb   , pets, petting, petted  
8    tr   to treat (a person, animal, etc.) as a pet; pamper  
9    tr   to pat or fondle (an animal, child, etc.)  
10    intr  
Informal   (of two people) to caress each other in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking (often in the phrase heavy petting)  
     (C16: origin unknown)  
  petter      n  
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pet          [2]  
      n  
1    a fit of sulkiness, esp. at what is felt to be a slight; pique  
      vb   , pets, petting, petted  
2    intr   to take offence; sulk  
     (C16: of uncertain origin)  

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PET         
      abbrev. for   positron emission tomography  


pet   [1]  
      n  
1    a tame animal kept in a household for companionship, amusement, etc.  
2    a person who is fondly indulged; favourite  
teacher's pet     
      adj  
3    kept as a pet  
a pet dog     
4    of or for pet animals  
pet food     
5    particularly cherished; favourite  
a pet theory, a pet hatred     
6    familiar or affectionate  
a pet name     
7    pet day     (Scot. and Irish)   a single fine day during a period of bad weather  
      vb   , pets, petting, petted  
8    tr   to treat (a person, animal, etc.) as a pet; pamper  
9    tr   to pat or fondle (an animal, child, etc.)  
10    intr  
Informal   (of two people) to caress each other in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking (often in the phrase heavy petting)  
     (C16: origin unknown)  
  petter      n  
pet   [2]  
      n  
1    a fit of sulkiness, esp. at what is felt to be a slight; pique  
      vb   , pets, petting, petted  
2    intr   to take offence; sulk  
     (C16: of uncertain origin)  
Pet.     (Bible)  
      abbrev. for   Peter  

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pet         

[

1]  

      n  
1    apple of one's eye, blue-eyed boy     (informal)   darling, favourite, idol, jewel, treasure  
      adj  
2    cherished, dearest, dear to one's heart, favoured, favourite, particular, preferred, special  
3    domesticated, house, house-broken, house-trained     (Brit.)   tame, trained  
      vb  
4    baby, coddle, cosset, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil  
5    caress, fondle, pat, stroke  
6      (informal)   canoodle     (slang)   cuddle, kiss, neck     (informal)   smooch     (informal)   snog     (Brit. slang)  

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pet          [2]  
      n   bad mood, bate     (Brit. slang)   huff, ill temper, miff     (informal)   paddy     (Brit. informal)   paddywhack     (Brit. informal)   pique, pout, sulk, sulks, tantrum, temper  

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See also:

Pet., pet day, Pet., peat

pet shaming n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming

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