How to use
intransitive and transitive
to touch someone with your lips as a greeting, to show them love, or as part of a sexual relationship
Maggie leaned forward and kissed her cheek.
Georgina took him in her arms and kissed him on the lips.
Jim and Mary kissed
they kissed each other
kiss somebody gently/lightly
He kissed her gently and stroked her hair.
kiss somebody goodbye/goodnight etc
Kiss Daddy goodnight.
to touch something with your lips as a sign of respect
She raised the crucifix to her lips and kissed it.
kiss goodbye to something/kiss something goodbye
to accept that you will lose something or lose an opportunity to do something
She knew if she concentrated on her marriage she could kiss her career goodbye.
kiss something better
used, especially to a child, to say that you will take away the pain of something by kissing them
Here, let Mommy kiss it better.
kiss my ass
an insulting expression used to show that you do not respect someone
kiss (somebody's) ass
to be too nice to someone who can give you something you want - used to show disapproval
if the wind, sun etc kisses something, it gently moves or touches it
kiss up to somebody
to try to please someone in order to get them to do something for you - used to show disapproval
suck up to
If you say that, it'll look like you're kissing up to me.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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