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Synonyms for petting
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snugglingnoun

    affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

    Synonyms:
    snuggling, kissing, gorgerin, fondling, smooching, caressing, necking, cuddling, hugging

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#55497caressing
#63558cuddling
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#155983necking
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  1. Eli Boroditsky:

    It is amazing how docile it was. I was petting it.

  2. Dana Varble:

    Unfortunately one of the harder things to do is to ignore bad behavior, but say your dog is bugging you, constantly nudging you. If they give up and they go away to their bed, it's really important at that moment to go over to your dog and say, 'Oh, good dog sitting on your bed. Do the petting there, reinforce that.

  3. Brian Sudbeck:

    I currently reached out with an ad online to try to find a place for some market-ready hogs to go due to the situation, i found Brian Sudbeck running out of options and made a half dozen phone calls to the USDA FSIS Department regarding laws on butchering animals just to be absolutely insulted and told to' call around to see if any petting zoos are looking for animals ?'.

  4. Miles Montgomery:

    She jumps up and sits down, and I start petting her and the guy beside me says 'oh yeah, that's that dog that rides the bus to the dog park every day, by herself,'.

  5. Marty Becker:

    Simply petting a dog is like a spa treatment, after just a minute or two, you have this massive release of positive neurochemicals like dopamine and serotonin.


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