Definitions for: Hug

[n] a tight embrace
[v] fit closely or tightly
[v] hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hug, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hugged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hugging.] [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. sidde paa huk
to squat, Sw. huka sig to squat, Icel. h?ka. Cf. Huckster.]
1. To cower; to crouch; to curl up. [Obs.] --Palsgrave.

2. To crowd together; to cuddle. [Obs.] --Shak.

Hug, v. t.
1. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom;
to embrace. ``And huggen me in his arms.'' --Shak.

2. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.

We hug deformities if they bear our names.

3. (Naut.) To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the

To hug one's self, to congratulate one's self; to chuckle.

Hug, n.
A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or
in wrestling. --Fuller.

Synonyms: bosom, clinch, embrace, squeeze

See Also: adjoin, clasp, contact, cuddle, embrace, embracing, interlock, lock, meet, touch

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