verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to reject, dismiss, or ignore: He kissed off their objections with a wave of his hand.
- (used to express contemptuous rejection or dismissal).
- to give up, renounce, or dispense with: Leaving Tulsa meant kissing off a promising job.
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Idioms for kiss
Origin of kiss
OTHER WORDS FROM kissoutkiss, verb (used with object)un·kissed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for kiss
For many people, Thanksgiving means traveling or hosting family and friends, greeting them at the door with hugs or kisses, and then crowding together around a table to share a sumptuous feast.How to plan a COVID-safe Thanksgiving, week-by-week|Kate Baggaley|October 30, 2020|Popular Science
Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, touch your pearls and blow a kiss.Leanza Cornett, Miss America who was crusading AIDS activist, dies at 49|Amy Argetsinger|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
My mother let me sleep in, then woke me with a kiss before she left for work.Making the Most of Playing Hooky for the World Series|Eugene Robinson|October 25, 2020|Ozy
In return, she blew him a kiss and said “I love you” right back.Chadwick Boseman’s Wife Files Probate Case After Actor Passes Away Without A Will|Rachaell Davis|October 16, 2020|Essence.com
Buoyed, Farah blew the audience a kiss, raised his arms, and started jumping up and down in place to keep the crowd going and warm up his legs.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture|Rachel King|October 6, 2020|Fortune
He tries to kiss her again, but, he writes, “she didn't comply.”
Joe Biden was there to ‘kiss the ring,’ while John McCain boasted of a record 101 appearances.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer|Lloyd Grove|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I tell her that Clooney is rumored to also kiss the Dowager Countess during the episode, she chuckles.Elizabeth McGovern on the ‘Downton Abbey’ Xmas Album and Lady Grantham’s Kiss with George Clooney|Marlow Stern|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would pull her toward him, hug her, kiss her, and stroke her hair.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he was done, he gave his daughter a kiss on the forehead.
I say, you must be very fond of flowers to look at them so long, as if you wanted to kiss them!The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV)|Charles Paul de Kock
Augustus also placed another statue of him in his bed-chamber, and used to kiss it as often as he entered the apartment.The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete|C. Suetonius Tranquillus
He had never thought a kiss could be so sweet, and yet he could have wept, he knew not why.Dr. Heidenhoff's Process|Edward Bellamy
Yet with other women it affords me mad pleasure to kiss them, every part of their bodies.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
She wanted a touch at which she need not shudder, and surely it was fitting that some one should kiss her on her wedding-day.Moor Fires|E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young