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v. kissed, kiss·ing, kiss·es
1. To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
2. To touch lightly or gently: flowers that were kissed by dew.
3. To strike lightly; brush against: barely kissed the other car with the bumper.
1. To engage in mutual touching or caressing with the lips.
2. To come into light contact.
1. A caress or touch with the lips.
2. A slight or gentle touch.
3. A small piece of candy, especially of chocolate.
4. A drop cookie made of egg whites and sugar.
Phrasal Verbs:
kiss off Slang
1. To dismiss or reject.
2. To be forced to give up or regard as lost: He can kiss off that promotion.
3. To leave or disappear from notice: got bad press by telling the reporters to kiss off.
kiss up Slang
To behave obsequiously; fawn.
kiss ass Vulgar Slang
To act submissively or obsequiously in order to gain favor.
kiss goodbye
Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.

[Middle English kissen, from Old English cyssan.]

kiss′a·ble adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kissing - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)kissing - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
arousal, stimulation - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
snogging - (British informal) cuddle and kiss
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kissing disease
kissing gate
nSchwinggatter nt (an Weidenzäunen und Hecken, das nur je eine Person durchlässt)
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References in classic literature ?
'What is that?' he said, when he saw the kissing; and then he threw one of his slippers at their heads just as the Swineherd was taking his eighty-sixth kiss.
"Stand round!" said she; and all the ladies stood round her whilst the kissing was going on.
But she hugged the soft, stuffed body of the Scarecrow in her arms instead of kissing his painted face, and found she was crying herself at this sorrowful parting from her loving comrades.
Alexey Alexandrovitch was weeping, kissing her hands, and saying, "How happy we are now!" And Alexey Vronsky was there too, and he too was her husband.
She thought that there must be something wrong in this confusion between politics and kissing politicians, and that an elder person ought to be able to help.
So, in that scene she felt that it was like kissing her brother on the lips.
[USA], July 17 (ANI): You may find it hard to believe but kissing could be a possible reason behind gonorrhoea, the most antibiotic-resistant of all the sexually transmitted infections.
? Kissing someone for the first time causes you to experience an increase in your dopamine level.
So, it makes perfect sense that The Kissing Show, a performance based on the international bestseller The Art of Kissing, became a near-overnight sensation.
Duterte kisses 5 women in Tokyo, nearly a year after controversial smooch on lips !-- -- TOKYO, Japan Almost a year after his much-criticized kissing of a married Filipina on the lips in South Korea, President Rodrigo Duterte kissed five women here in the presence of his longtime partner Honeylet Avanceaa, whom he described as his "First Lady." There was no kissing on the lips this time for Duterte, who instead gave cheek-to-cheek kisses to four women who went on stage during his meeting with the Filipino community here.
In ancient times, kissing was more often an act of respect or homage than of affection.
He added that, his reluctance infuriated the Nollywood actress who wondered how he was jittery over a simple kissing plot on set.