HyperDic: hug

English > 3 senses of the word hug:
VERBcontacthug, embrace, bosom, squeezesqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
contacthugfit closely or tightly
NOUNacthug, clinch, squeezea tight or amorous embrace
hug > pronunciation
Soundshhah'g
Rhymesbedbug ... Winnipeg: 26 rhymes with ahg...
English > hug: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA tight or amorous embrace.
Example"come here and give me a big hug"
Synonymsclinch, squeeze
Broaderembrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Spanishabrazo apasionado, abrazo, achuchón, apretón
Catalanabraçada, masegada
Verbshugsqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
English > hug: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue hug; Sam cannot hug Sue
Examples
  • "Hug me, please"
  • "He hugged her close to him"
Synonymsembrace, bosom, squeeze
Narrowerclinchembrace amorously
cuddlehold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
interlock, lockBecome engaged or intermeshed with one another
Broaderclasphold firmly and tightly
Spanishabrazar, estrujar, seno
Catalanabraçar
Nounshuga tight or amorous embrace
huggera person who hugs
huggingaffectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
English > hug: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningfit closely or tightly.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The dress hugged her hips"
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Spanishabrazar, adherirse, pegarse a

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