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Noun
An act of holding someone tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection
“Since he was a few inches taller than me, I jumped down from the hug and looked at him in the eye.”
Verb
Hold close, cling to
“But a woman cries when she's handed a thick stack of bills, when people hug her and kiss her on the forehead.”
Verb
Keep close to
“The Denver Universal Spaceport was right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, hugging the Colorado Island coastline.”
Verb
To cherish or cling to something, such as a belief
“Does anyone hug the thought of happiness and not its relief?”
Verb
To congratulate
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To adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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To move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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To crowd or nestle closely together
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Be situated along or around the edge of
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To engage in sensuous caressing and touching
Verb
To accept something willingly or gladly
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