ADJ. brief, quick, swift | lingering, long | gentle, light, soft | big, smacking | hard | sloppy | affectionate, loving, tender, warm | ardent, hungry, passionate | brotherly, chaste, friendly, innocent, sisterly | farewell, goodbye, goodnight
VERB + KISS give sb He gave his daughter a gentle kiss on the forehead. | drop, plant, press She planted a big kiss on his cheek. | steal The children hid behind the bike shed to steal a kiss. | return She returned his kiss with passion. | deepen | blow (sb) As the train drew away he blew her a kiss.
KISS + VERB deepen His kiss deepened and became hungrier.
PREP. with a ~ | ~ on He greeted her with a kiss on the cheek.
PHRASES give sb the kiss of life A policeman pulled the man out of the river and gave him the kiss of life. | hugs and kisses We were greeted with hugs and kisses. | the kiss of death That TV commercial was the kiss of death to his career as a serious actor.
ADV. gently, lightly | lovingly, softly, tenderly | deeply, fiercely, firmly, hard, hungrily, passionately, soundly, violently | briefly, quickly | lingeringly, long He kissed her long and hard on the mouth.
VERB + KISS bend to, stoop to He bent to kiss her again. | try to | let sb
PREP. on She let him kiss her lightly on the cheek.
PHRASES kiss and cuddle The love-struck pair have been spotted kissing and cuddling at parties. | kiss sb full on the lips/mouth, kiss sb goodbye/goodnight, kiss goodbye to sth (figurative) Well, you can kiss goodbye to your chances of promotion.