foreplay

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fore·play

 (fôr′plā′)
n.
Sexual stimulation preceding intercourse.
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foreplay

(ˈfɔːˌpleɪ)
n
mutual sexual stimulation preceding sexual intercourse
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fore•play

(ˈfɔrˌpleɪ, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
sexual stimulation intended as a prelude to sexual intercourse.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreplay - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourseforeplay - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, petting, smooching, snuggling, necking - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
feel - manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
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Translations

foreplay

[ˈfɔːpleɪ] Ncaricias fpl estimulantes
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

foreplay

[ˈfɔːrpleɪ] npréliminaires mpl (amoureux)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

foreplay

nVorspiel nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

foreplay

[ˈfɔːˌpleɪ] npreliminari mpl (nel rapporto sessuale)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fore·play

n. estímulo erótico que precede al acto sexual.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

foreplay

n preliminares mpl, caricias eróticas que preceden al acto sexual
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The fraudster was rumbled as a non-swimmer when she allowed heavy petting on the first date.?
Kathy Klausmeier and Bobby Zirkin have engaged in some heavy petting with the governor but haven't consummated the relationship," said a Democratic Party insider.
So I have tended to shun the sea, and when I have had to swim it has been under strict indoor, if not laboratory, conditions, with lots of echoing, no heavy petting, and people doggedly sticking to lanes despite a rudimentary game of water polo happening across their path.
Soon enough, the writers will start writing for the performers, the characters will start to pop, the show will lose its compulsion to push buttons for the sake of it (the opening 15 minutes alone feature fistfights, stabbing, heavy petting, hanging and two separate peeping Tom incidents) and it will settle into something special.
I could understand why they banned bombing, acrobatics and weeing in the water but I couldn't fathom "heavy petting".
He told her to say it was 'heavy petting' and not to reveal they had full sex.
There are sketches, dancing and we crown a Prom King and Queen - but no heavy petting, no tongues and no hickies!
CARLISLE'S flirtation with the League Two play-off places has gone from heavy petting to fluttering eyelashes - and everything in between - over the course of the last six weeks but their hopes of extending the season were finally dashed by away specialists Luton Town.
Entertainment Format Producer David Wilkes (Rufus Jones) is trying to come up with the next hit show - Britain's Tastiest Village didn't fly and no one is keen on Heavy Petting, in which celebrities swap their cats and dogs for a week.
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