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pets

noun
plural of pet

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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pets

verb
present tense third-person singular of pet

Synonyms of pets (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Pets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pets. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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