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hug

noun

1 hug

A tight or amorous embrace:
— Come here and give me a big hug.

synonyms: clinch, squeeze.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Dutch: knuffel
Polish: objęcie, uścisk



verb

1 hug

Hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness:
— Hug me, please.
— He hugged her close to him.

synonyms: bosom, embrace, squeeze.

Roget 46: cohere, adhere, stick, cling, cleave, hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp, hug; grow together, hang together; twine round ... show more

Roget 902: caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, ... show more

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

Roget 197: be near etc. adj.; adjoin, hang about, trench on; border upon, verge upon; stand by, approximate, tread on the heels of, cling to, clasp, hug; ... show more

Roget 781: retain, keep; hold fast one's own, hold tight one's own, hold fast one's ground, hold tight one's ground; clinch, clench, clutch, grasp, gripe, hug, have a firm hold of.    ... show more

Dutch: aan de borst(en) drukken, in de armen nemen, knuffelen, omarmen, omhelzen, omvangen, omvatten

2 hug

Fit closely or tightly.


Moby thesaurus: abduct, accost, accueil, address, adhere, adhere to, agglomerate, around, bear, bear hug, bite, bob, bosom, bow, bunch, carry off, cherish, clamp, clasp, cleave ... show more.

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