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caress

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcaressca‧ress1 /kəˈres/ verb [transitive]  1 TOUCH especially literary to touch someone gently in a way that shows you love them syn stroke His hands gently caressed her body.see thesaurus at touch2 TOUCH literary to touch something gently, in a way that seems pleasant or romantic Waves caressed the shore.→ See Verb table
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caressLooming over the Everqueen it reached out to caress her cheek with its claw.He began caressing her with a surprising gentleness.She wanted so much to hold, touch, and caress her.Barbara held the tiny baby close and caressed his cheek.She was caressing his face when the phone rang, making them both jump a little.Stan lovingly caressed my cheek.The sunlight caressed the crimson and white chrysanthemums in the abandoned courtyard.Cameras caress them from every angle.Their hands - podgy, thin, freckled or pale - touched everything, prodding, caressing, tickling, squeezing.
caresscaress2 noun [countable] especially literary  TOUCHa gentle touch or kiss that shows you love someone
Examples from the Corpus
caressSo light a caress to do so much!He observed naughtily, subtly, wittily, passively, on occasion with a feline caress.Suddenly it was no longer enough to accept his caresses without responding.There was no inhuman obscene caress, no acid caking on her flesh.Her body was a new one under his sensual caresses, reborn for this man who held her heart.Yet the caress of his meaning was delicate as the first green fronds of spring.Skye stood by the hotel bus, basking in the unfamiliar caress.
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Verb table
caress
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycaress
he, she, itcaresses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycaressed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave caressed
he, she, ithas caressed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad caressed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill caress
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have caressed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam caressing
he, she, itis caressing
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you, we, theyare caressing
Past
I, he, she, itwas caressing
you, we, theywere caressing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been caressing
he, she, ithas been caressing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been caressing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be caressing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been caressing
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