hug

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verb \ˈhəg\

Definition of hug

hugged

hugging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to press tightly especially in the arms

  3. 2 a :  congratulate b :  to hold fast :  cherish <hugged his miseries like a sulky child — John Buchan>

  4. 3 :  to stay close to <the road hugs the river>

hug

noun

huggable

play \ˈhə-gə-bəl\ adjective

hugger

noun

Examples of hug in a sentence

  1. We hugged briefly, and then it was time to say goodbye.

  2. I hugged my knees to my chest.

  3. The road hugs the river.

  4. The boat hugged the shore.

Origin and Etymology of hug

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hugga to soothe


First Known Use: 1567



HUG Defined for English Language Learners

hug

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verb \ˈhəg\

Definition of hug for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


HUG Defined for Kids

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hug

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verb \ˈhəg\

Definition of hug for Students

hugged

hugging

  1. 1 :  to clasp in the arms :  embrace

  2. 2 :  to keep close to <The ship hugged the coast.>


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hug

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Definition of hug for Students



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