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kiss

verb

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1 to touch one another with the lips as a sign of love
  • it's traditional for couples to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmastime

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2 to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
  • a gentle breeze kissing the water's surface

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The first known use of kiss was before the 12th century

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kismets

kiss

kissable

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“Kiss.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kiss. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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