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kiss

2 noun
     
kiss2 [countable]
1 an act of kissing:
Do you remember your first kiss?
Come and give your old Grandma a kiss.
a big/long/quick etc kiss
a passionate kiss
2

give somebody the kiss of life

especially British English to make someone start breathing again by blowing air into their lungs when they have almost drowned etc
3

the kiss of death

informal something that spoils or ruins a plan, activity etc
French kiss

; ➔ blow somebody a kiss

at blow1 (9)

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