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purr in Pets topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpurrpurr /pɜː $ pɜːr/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive]HBADHP if a cat purrs, it makes a soft low sound in its throat to show that it is pleased2 [intransitive]TE if the engine of a vehicle or machine purrs, it works perfectly and makes a quiet smooth sound πŸ”Š The big Bentley purred along the road.3 [intransitive, transitive]SAY to speak in a soft low sexy voice πŸ”Š β€˜That feels good, ’ she purred. β€”purr noun [countable]β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
purrβ€’ "What a good idea, " she purred.β€’ The cat looked into my eyes and began to purr.β€’ The trembling had stopped, though the cat didn't yet purr.β€’ The truck purred along the road, with the other truck following it.β€’ And the idea that postural or emotional changes could bring on purring also seems far-fetched.β€’ The engines became quieter, purring quite ordinarily as they approached these resting places.β€’ Our limo purred smoothly down the tree-lined road.β€’ A boat's engine, throttled back and purring softly, somewhere beyond the headland to the east.