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hug

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to express to (someone) admiration for his or her success or good fortune
  • she hugged herself for having made a killing on the investment

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2 to put one's arms around and press tightly
  • Grandma hugged the grandchildren good-bye

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hug

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of hug (Entry 2 of 2)

as in embrace, clinch

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The first known use of hug was in 1567

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“Hug.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hug. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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