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Definitions and Synonyms of hug | Another word for hug | What is hug?

Definition 1: a tight or amorous embrace - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • come here and give me a big hug

Synonyms for hug in the sense of this definition

(hug is a kind of ...) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

Definition 2: fit closely or tightly - [verb of contact]

Samples where hug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dress hugged her hips

(hug is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

Definition 3: hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness - [verb of contact]

Samples where hug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hug me, please
  • They embraced
  • He hugged her close to him

Synonyms for hug in the sense of this definition

(hug is a kind of ...) hold firmly and tightly

(... is a kind of hug ) embrace amorously

(... is a kind of hug ) hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth

"I cuddled the baby"

(... is a kind of hug ) become engaged or intermeshed with one another

"They were locked in embrace"

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