Hug

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English

Noun

Hug (plural Hugs)
  1. An affectionate close embrace.

Verb

Hug (third-person singular simple present Hugs, present participle hugging, simple past and past participle hugged)

  1. (intransitive) To cling closely together.
  2. (transitive) To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
    Daniel hugged Elizabeth until he felt better.
  3. (transitive) To stay close to (the shore etc.)

Adjectives for Hug

warm; affectionate; exemplary; ecstatic; one-armed; group; bear; impromptu; mutual; weightless; full body; awkward; quick.

Adverbs for Hug

brazenly; amorously; affectionately; ecstatically; lustily; brutishly; stalwartly; tenderly; voluptuously; lasciviously.

Thesaurus for Hug

abduct, accost, accueil, address, adhere, adhere to, agglomerate, around, bear, bear hug, bite, bob, bosom, bow, bunch, carry off, cherish, clamp, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, cling to, clinging, clip, clot, cluster, clutch, coagulate, cohere, congeal, conglomerate, curtsy, death grip, embosom, embrace, enfold, enfoldment, entertain, firm hold, fold, follow close upon, fondle, foothold, footing, foster, freeze to, glad hand, go with, grapple, grasp, greeting, grip, gripe, grow together, hail, hand-clasp, handshake, hang about, hang on, hang on to, hang together, harbor, have, have and hold, hearty welcome, hello, hold, hold fast, hold on, hold on to, hold tight, hold together, hover over, how-do-you-do, huddle, hug the shore, iron grip, keep, keep close to, keep hold of, kidnap, kiss, lie by, make welcome, march with, mass, never let go, nip, nod, nurse, nurture, open arms, persist, press, purchase, reception, salutation, salute, seizure, set, shanghai, smile, smile of recognition, smiling reception, solidify, squeeze, stand by, stay, stay inshore, stay near, stay put, stick, stick to, stick together, tailgate, take hold of, the glad hand, throttle, tight grip, toehold, treasure, treasure up, wave, welcome, welcome mat, welcoming

Pronunciation for Hug

Synonyms of Hug

Translations of Hug

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See also

Derived terms

body-hugging; bunny hug (a dancing style); bear hug.


Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hǫgg, verbal noun to hǫggva (to hew).

Noun

Hug n. (singular definite hugget, plural indefinite hug)

  1. stroke
  2. slash
  3. cut
Inflection

Noun

Hug (only one form)

  1. squat

Verb

Hug

  1. imperative of hugge

Faroese

Noun

hug m.

  • Indefinite accusative singular of hugur
  1. thought, sense, spirit
  2. desire, interest

Manx

Preposition

Hug

  1. to

Inflection

Singular Plural
Person 1st 2nd 3rd m. 3rd f. 1st 2nd 3rd
Normal hym hood huggey huic hooin hiu huc
Emphatic hyms hoods huggeysyn huicish hooinyn hiuish hucsyn

Verb

Hug

  1. past tense form of toyr