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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: to put your arms around another person to show that you like him or her.
I hugged my little sister before I said good-bye.
similar words:
cuddle, squeeze
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the action of holding using both arms.
I gave my husband a hug.
derivations: huggable (adj.), huggingly (adv.), hugger (n.)
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Hug comes from a Norse word that means "to comfort."
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