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pet

noun (1)

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(Entry 1 of 4)

a person or thing that is preferred over others
  • the teacher's pet was always getting special privileges

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pet

noun (2)

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pet

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of pet (Entry 3 of 4)

granted special treatment or attention
  • spent my free time on my pet project

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pet

verb

Synonyms of pet (Entry 4 of 4)

to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • a cat who loves to be petted

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“Pet.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pet. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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