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1A domestic or tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure: the pony was a family pet [as modifier]: a pet cat
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  • Now, the centre is home to a whole range of animals, including domestic pets like cats and dogs.
  • Both domestic animals and pets have important roles in our lives.
  • Be aware that injured animals, even tame pets will bite savagely if given a chance.
1.1A person treated with special favour or affection: she is the pet of the family [as modifier]: I found the chairs at my pet antiques dealer in Cannes
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  • Masson may have called MacKinnon ‘Kitty,’ but it is clear who was the pet in that relationship.
  • [She was] not exactly the teachers' pet, but she did respect the teachers.
Sinónimos
British informal blue-eyed boy/girl
North American informal fair-haired boy/girl
1.2 [as modifier] Treated with special attention or evoking particularly strong feelings: another of her pet projects was the arts centre my pet hate is woodwork
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  • He also emerged as a stern critic of Mr McCreevy's Special Savings Investment Scheme pet project.
  • Individuals, not a political party, will be called to account by the courts for misdeeds committed under the auspices of his wayward pet project.
  • Even then they still spoke every week, usually about their shared passion - computers - or Mark's pet hate, and Chris's new love - jazz.
1.3British Used as an affectionate form of address: don’t cry, pet, it’s all right
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  • I'd like you to choose a card, my pet, and then read out what it says and tell the studio audience and our viewers at home what act you'll be performing for us this evening in our star turn final.
  • Ask them to help you cross the road, or to take you down to the post office, or to put the kettle on, pet.
  • And when you have something to say that comes anywhere near an opinion, keep it to yourself, pet!

verbo (pets, petting, petted)

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1Stroke or pat (an animal) affectionately: the cats came to be petted
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  • Joann tried to keep herself from laughing when she noticed the raven's look, meanwhile continuing to pet the mare, stroking the animal's chestnut hip.
  • The Prince started to pet his horse, stroking the hair gently with almost some humanity.
  • She pet her cat affectionately and turned on the TV while she waited for Brett to come home from work.
Sinónimos
1.1Treat (someone) with affection or favouritism; pamper: I was cosseted and petted and never shouted at
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  • She said that at the end of the school day Jack makes his way to the playground where he is petted and spoilt by the children.
  • Ian's eyes opened lethargically, Susan said nothing and Geneva did not cease gawking at him, Calypso jumped from her arms after Geneva stopped petting her.
  • He takes a look towards his mother, who is fuming, but petting Jeremy on the head.
Sinónimos
1.2 [no object] Engage in sexually stimulating caressing and touching: couples necking and petting in cars
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  • It all depends on what the intentions are and if there are also other things going on like: kissing, petting, romantic conversation, or commitments involved.
  • They reported a significant increase in sexual activity, such as kissing and petting, among male participants when compared with the control group.
  • From kissing in the back stalls of the local picture theatre, they graduated to petting on the front seats of parked cars.
Sinónimos
kiss and cuddle, kiss, cuddle, embrace, caress
British informal snog
North American informal make out, get it on, play kissy-face
informal , dated spoon

Origen

early 16th century (as a noun; originally Scots and northern English): of unknown origin.

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  • The word pet was first used for ‘a hand-reared lamb’ in Scotland and northern England, where it also meant ‘a spoilt or favourite child’. It came from Scottish Gaelic peata ‘tame animal’. By the early 18th century it had spread south to apply to any domestic or tamed animal kept for pleasure or companionship. The verb, meaning ‘to stroke or pat affectionately’, is found in the early 17th century, although the sense ‘to engage in sexually stimulating caressing’, as in heavy petting, is no older than the 1920s and first found in the USA.

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petter

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[in singular]
A fit of sulking or ill humour: Mother’s in a pet
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  • Women get all in a pet that Sorenstam doesn't receive the adulation Tiger Woods does.
Sinónimos
bad mood, mood, bad temper, temper, sulk, fit of the sulks, ill temper, ill humour, fit of pique, huff, tantrum
informal grump
British informal paddy, strop
North American informal blowout, hissy fit
British informal , dated bate, wax
archaic paddywhack, miff, the pouts

Origen

late 16th century: of unknown origin.

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  • The word pet was first used for ‘a hand-reared lamb’ in Scotland and northern England, where it also meant ‘a spoilt or favourite child’. It came from Scottish Gaelic peata ‘tame animal’. By the early 18th century it had spread south to apply to any domestic or tamed animal kept for pleasure or companionship. The verb, meaning ‘to stroke or pat affectionately’, is found in the early 17th century, although the sense ‘to engage in sexually stimulating caressing’, as in heavy petting, is no older than the 1920s and first found in the USA.

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Saltos de línea: PET
Pronunciación: /piːiːˈtiː
 
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abreviatura

1.1Positron emission tomography, a form of tomography used especially for brain scans.

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