Simple Definition of hug
: to put your arms around someone especially as a way of showing love or friendship
: to hold (something) tightly with your arms
: to stay close to (something)
Full Definition of hug
Examples of hug
We hugged briefly, and then it was time to say goodbye.
I hugged my knees to my chest.
The road hugs the river.
The boat hugged the shore.
Origin of hug
perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hugga to soothe
First Known Use: 1567
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