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purr like a cat

1. Of an engine, motor, or other piece of machinery, to run very smoothly and efficiently (often signified by a smooth, rich humming noise, not unlike that of a cat's purr). Once get this carburetor repaired, this old car is going to purr like a cat again. I just replaced the motherboard on my PC and installed a bunch of new RAM—now it's purring like a cat.
2. Of person, to sigh, hum, or moan with contentment or pleasure. The kids purred like cats as they ate their ice cream cones. I know a few tricks that will have your partner purring like a cat.
See also: cat, like, purr

purr like a kitten

1. Of an engine, motor, or other piece of machinery, to run very smoothly and efficiently (often signified by a smooth, rich humming noise, not unlike that of a cat's purr). Once get this carburetor repaired, this old car is going to purr like a kitten again. I just replaced the motherboard on my PC and installed a bunch of new RAM—now it's purring like a kitten.
2. Of person, to sigh, hum, or moan with contentment or pleasure. The kids purred like kittens as they ate their ice cream cones. I know a few tricks that will have your partner purring like a kitten.
See also: kitten, like, purr

purr like a cat

 and purr like a kitten 
1. Fig. [for an engine] to run well and smoothly. My car really purred after I got it tuned up. New sparkplugs and this old heap will really purr like a cat.
2. Fig. [for a person] to be very pleased, and perhaps moan or purr with pleasure. She was so pleased that she purred like a cat. Sarah really purrs like a kitten when she is happy.
See also: cat, like, purr

purr (like a cat)

in. [for an engine] to run well and smoothly. New spark plugs and this old heap will really purr like a cat.
See also: cat, like, purr

purr

verb
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The felid purr: a bio-mechanical healing mechanism.
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He purred every day of his life and when he lost that, I knew it was time.
Easily the most unique indication of contentment to ever be emitted by a feline, Lulu's purr will become your new favorite sound.
Q: My cat Leo is two and to this day has never purred. His mum rejected him when he was born and he had to be hand fed.
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WILLIAM MUIR may have spent much of the last 12 months dreaming of a tilt at the Prix de l'Abbaye with Stepper Point, but the Lambourn trainer instead arrives in Paris with a chance of Group 1 glory courtesy of Purr A long.
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But for Smokey, the pretty grey puss with the loudest ever purr, it's becoming something of a regular occurrence.
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Jacob Armstrong and Sarah James, who attend Emmanuel College in Gateshead, have invented a "vibro-belt" that oscillates at the same frequency as a cat's purr to cure aches and pains.
They've been using what scientists are calling "a soliciting purr", incorporating a cry of the same frequency as that of a human baby - a sound their owners find they cannot ignore.
For the Black Cats this was a "purr" fect afternoon.