hug definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To clasp or hold closely, especially in the hands, like in affection; embrace.
    • to keep steadfastly to; cherish: He however hugs his outmoded philosophy.
    • to remain near to: a sailboat hugging the shore.
    • To press closely within the hands; to clasp into bosom; to embrace.
    • To hold quickly; to cling to; to cherish.
    • to help keep close to
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To embrace or cling collectively closely.
    • To cower; to crouch; to curl up.
    • To crowd collectively; to cuddle.
  • noun:
    • A close, affectionate embrace.
    • A crushing embrace, as with wrestling.
    • An affectionate close embrace.
    • A close embrace or clasping because of the hands, as in affection or perhaps in wrestling.
    • an in depth embrace; a clasp or stress with or much like the arms: as, to provide one a hug; the hug of a bear.
    • a tight or amorous embrace
  • verb:
    • To crouch; huddle as with cool.
    • To cling closely collectively.
    • To accept by holding closely, especially in the arms.
    • To stay near to (the coast etc.)
    • squeeze (someone) tightly inside hands, typically with fondness
    • fit closely or firmly
  • others:
    • To crouch; huddle much like cool.
    • To lie near; cuddle.
    • to understand firmly and completely with all the arms; accept closely; clasp to the breast.
    • To cling to mentally; cherish fondly or fervently; hold quickly to: because, to hug delusions.
    • maintain near to: as, to hug the land.
    • to hold, specially with trouble.

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