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7.
Close to sex, but not exactly. Just oral, hand jobs, fingering, etc.
Guy 1: "Hey! Me and Jane we're doing some heavy petting last night, i fingered her twice!"

Guy 2: "I need a girlfriend..."
by Raddyator August 16, 2010
 
1.
foreplay ranging from breast massage to masturbating one's partner, yet no coïtal contact.
we're not married yet, so we're stuck with heavy petting sessions.
by xenofobiq August 17, 2004
 
2.
The act of passionately groping a lover or potential lover. Usually (keep your fingers crossed) a precursor to sex.
Did you nail her last night? Nope, just some cucumber play and heavy petting.
by Dimitri Mantooth December 14, 2008
 
3.
Rubbing and groping between individuals as part of non-penetrative sex or "making out". Typically completed with clothes on, but there have been reported cases of naked heavy petting occurring in some regions.
Q:Did you and jimmy go all the way last night?

A: No we just kissed and did some heavy petting.
by Toddgaines February 03, 2012
 
4.
A term usually used in health classes to describe the act of mutual masturbation; i.e. playing with each others' junk. This term has never before been used outside of such classes.
Laurel and Colton engaged in a session of heavy petting before gettin' it on.

Oh Colton, it feels so good when we are immersed in heavy petting.

by Bob Elva November 08, 2008
 
5.
Heavy petting is a synonym of touchy feely fondling. Some examples of heavy petting are hand jobs, fingering and dry humping.
I love heavy petting, especially when we're at the club!
by rckrchica03 January 10, 2012
 
6.
girl: ass and boobs felt up to having clit rubbed

guy: ass felt up to having penis rubbed through pants
girl: "he didn't finger me, but there was a lot of heavy petting going on."

guy: "i enjoyed the heavy petting but i wish she had actually given me a hand job!"
by nerm November 06, 2004