foreplay

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fore·play

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

foreplay

(ˈfɔːˌpleɪ)
n
mutual sexual stimulation preceding sexual intercourse

fore•play

(ˈfɔrˌpleɪ, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
sexual stimulation intended as a prelude to sexual intercourse.
[1925–30]
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"
Translations

foreplay

[ˈfɔːpleɪ] Ncaricias fpl estimulantes

foreplay

[ˈfɔːrpleɪ] npréliminaires mpl (amoureux)

foreplay

nVorspiel nt

foreplay

[ˈfɔːˌpleɪ] npreliminari mpl (nel rapporto sessuale)

fore·play

n. estímulo erótico que precede al acto sexual.

foreplay

n preliminares mpl, caricias eróticas que preceden al acto sexual
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