- 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.
Idioms about kiss
Origin of kiss
OTHER WORDS FROM kissoutkiss, verb (used with object)un·kissed, adjective
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How to use kiss in a sentence
From socially distanced first dates on a park bench or over FaceTime, to a suitor trying to steal a kiss only to be Heismaned with a loud warning of “6 feet!”
Last week, after the Sabres’ Taylor Hall hit the post on a penalty shot in the third period of a tie game, Vanecek bent over, grabbed the iron and gave it a kiss.Thrust into a starting role, Capitals rookie goaltender Vitek Vanecek is off to a stellar start|Samantha Pell|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
The novel has a thrilling same-sex kiss, post-traumatic stress, taxi cabs, airplanes and a sighting of the king and queen.‘Mrs. Dalloway’ offers hope for our modern, COVID world|Kathi Wolfe|January 20, 2021|Washington Blade
The night ended with a kiss and yielded a second date, but not a third.Date Lab update: Neither had planned to go on their setup. Today, they’re both still playing it by ear.|Maureen O'Connor|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
It’s even less likely that puppers can get infectious and start spreading the disease to humans through boops and kisses.Dog owners may catch COVID-19 more often, but the reason will surprise you|Sara Kiley Watson|December 2, 2020|Popular-Science
“Simple joys of life—hugging, kissing, coloring—they have been taken away,” she says.
That statistic is based on a survey that includes attempted forced kissing as sexual assault.
Under that definition, forced kissing can certainly constitute as a form of sexual assault.
There are legitimate criticisms of the study, but not because it includes “attempted forced kissing,” as Lowry suggested.
After some teasing and talking, Mulvehill writes that she is “hesitant” but they start kissing.
But my faver says it's un-man-ly to be always kissing, and I did n't fink you'd do vat, Coppy.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
In the wagon a fellow is in the act of kissing a girl, while an old woman belabours him about the head.
The chambermaid is otherwise engaged, for an amorous spark is seen to be kissing her in the open doorway.
Do not make any display of affection for even your dearest friend; kissing in public, or embracing, are in bad taste.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
It is as much as I can do to prevent myself flinging my arms round the old shop-woman's neck and kissing her flabby cheeks.Marguerite|Anatole France