hug
Pronunciation Noun

hug (plural hugs)

  1. A close embrace, especially when charged with such an emotion as represented by: affection, joy, relief, lust, anger, agression, compassion, and the like, as opposed to being characterized by formality, equivocation or ambivalence (a half-embrace or "little hug").
  2. A particular grip in wrestling.
Translations Verb

hug (hugs, present participle hugging; past and past participle hugged)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To crouch; huddle as with cold.
  2. (intransitive) To cling closely together.
  3. (transitive) To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
    Billy hugged Danny until he felt better.
  4. (transitive) To stay close to (the shore etc.)
  5. (transitive, figurative) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
    • We hug deformities if they bear our names.
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