implies the showing of playful affection toward a child by moving him or her up and down lightly on the knee
implies affectionate handling, as of a small child by its mother, by pressing or drawing close within the arms
, as applied generally, implies treatment with special affection and indulgence, including gentle patting and stroking, but informally it refers to indulgence, esp. by young couples, in hugging, kissing, and amorous caresses
implies a more demonstrative show of love or affection, as by stroking or hugging, or may connote touching or stroking in making sexual advances
refers to a display of affection by gentle stroking or touching
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