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hug

hug

 
 
pronunciation:
huhg
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hugged, hugging, hugs
definition 1: to hold or squeeze with the arms in a loving way; embrace.
synonyms:
embrace
similar words:
caress, cuddle, fold, press, snuggle, squeeze
definition 2: to stay close to while moving beside or on.
We hugged the wall as we walked through the hallway.
definition 3: to hold one another in an embrace.
They hugged and then went their own ways.
similar words:
clinch, cuddle, snuggle
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a hold using the arms, often showing love or friendship; embrace.
I gave my mother a hug.
synonyms:
embrace
similar words:
caress, squeeze
derivations: huggable (adj.), huggingly (adv.), hugger (n.)
Word History
Hug comes from a Norse word that means "to comfort."
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