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Topic: Pets

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpetpet1 /pet/ ●●● S2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable]DHP an animal such as a cat or a dog which you keep and care for at home πŸ”Š They have two pets - a cat and a dog. πŸ”Š We weren't allowed to keep pets at school. πŸ”Š Rabbits make good pets.pet rabbit/bird etc πŸ”Š He got bitten by his pet rabbit. πŸ”Š pet food πŸ”Š a pet shop2 British English spokenTALK TO somebody used when speaking to someone you like or love πŸ”Š Don’t cry, pet. β†’ teacher's petCOLLOCATIONSverbshave a petDo you have any pets?keep a pet (=have one in your home)Tenants aren’t allowed to keep pets.Many species of parrot can be kept as pets.make good/ideal etc pets (=be good/very good as pets)Do rabbits make good pets?ADJECTIVES/NOUN + peta family petThese dogs make an ideal family pet.a domestic/household petCats and other domestic pets give their owners a lot of pleasure. an exotic pet (=from a foreign country and not seen or found very often)Often the owners do not know how to care for these exotic pets.pet + NOUNa pet dog/cat/rabbit etcI used to have a pet rabbit when I was young.pet foodcans of pet fooda pet shopYour local pet shop will have a variety of different collars. a pet ownerDuring hot summer days, pet owners should keep their pet indoors.
Examples from the Corpus
petβ€’ Late evening is also the best time to feed a pet.β€’ One morning, Tony tells his Dad he wants a pet.β€’ Do you have any pets?β€’ Experts will cover topics such as disaster planning for pets and pet first aid, as well as horse nutrition and care.β€’ Amelia had a wonderful time piloting her pet.β€’ No smoking upstairs, no pets, no visitors, and there was a cleaning rota.β€’ The 76 year old pensioner was beaten to death last Thursday in the pet shop where he worked part time.β€’ Cat owners often notice that their pet will suddenly and for no apparent reason make a headlong dash through the house.β€’ A third would think twice about moving home if it would upset their pets.