hug (plural hugs)
- 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").
- A particular grip in wrestling.
- French: embrassade, étreinte, câlin, accolade
- German: Umarmung
- Italian: abbraccio
- Portuguese: abraço
- Russian: объя́тие
- Spanish: abrazo
hug (hugs, present participle hugging; past and past participle hugged)
- (intransitive, obsolete) To crouch; huddle as with cold.
- (intransitive) To cling closely together.
- (transitive) To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
- Billy hugged Danny until he felt better.
- (transitive) To stay close to (the shore etc.)
- (transitive, figurative) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
- We hug deformities if they bear our names.
- (crouch) hunker, squat, stoop
- (cling closely) cleave, stick; see also Thesaurus:adhere
- (embrace) accoll (obsolete), coll, embrace; see also Thesaurus:embrace
- (stay close to)
- (hold fast) treasure
- French: étreindre, serrer, embrasser
- German: umarmen, drücken
- Italian: abbracciare
- Portuguese: abraçar
- Russian: обнима́ть
- Spanish: abrazar