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


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.
  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

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, 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

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