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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Definition for kiss (2 of 2)
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
There was a time when the love-struck couple would kiss in the pouring rain.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She embraced Otteline; and gave him her hand to kiss, with repeated expressions of future confidence in the husband of her friend.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
On the impulse he embraced her, and in the darkness found her lips, and the kiss was like a soul touch.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
One more kiss at the carriage-window and the train started, for even Italian trains must start at last.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He longed for death with a full and yearning desire, and he could kiss the hand that would be merciful and give the fatal blow.
Leo II, pope, died; an able and resolute pontiff; established the kiss of peace at the mass, and the use of holy water.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell