pucker up

idiom

: to squeeze one's lips together in the way people do when they are going to kiss someone
She puckered up and gave him a big smooch.

Examples of pucker up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some gobble grapes or black-eyed peas, while others pucker up at midnight. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 25 Dec. 2023 Tis the day to pucker up with one of Target’s best-selling vegan lipstick brands that goes on smooth and silky with a fully matte finish. Marissa Miller, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2021 Beat the heat with a Mexican-style lager or pucker up with Sea of Waves, a mixed-culture Belgian golden sour. Robin Soslow, Chron, 31 Jan. 2023 Much of that changed after he was admonished by the league for his notorious licking incidents (pucker up, Ryan Callahan) during the 2018 playoffs. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Oct. 2021 Both are perfect and lightweight enough for daytime or nighttime use for all-day nourishment — pucker up. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 Consensual kissing between multiple people over 30 is completely fine, so pucker up, cast of F9. Anne Victoria Clark, Vulture, 1 July 2021 Get ready to pucker up, Mike, because tangy chamoy is the answer to your sweet and sour dreams. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 1 June 2021 Ok, baby: pucker up! MUAH! Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 3 Sep. 2015

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“Pucker up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pucker%20up. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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