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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.”
Noun
A gentle or loving touch
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 cling closely together
“She trudged towards them, hugging a large box.”
Verb
To express to (someone) admiration for his or her success or good fortune
“She hugged herself for having made a killing on the investment.”
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Touch or stroke gently or lovingly
Verb
To reduce to fine particles
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Settle or move into a warm, comfortable position
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To clasp or entangle in a struggle or embrace
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Adhere or stick firmly or closely to; be hard to part or remove from
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To kiss
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To hold dear
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To try to cope with
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Crowd together; nestle closely
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Be situated along or around the edge of
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Fasten or cause to adhere to something
Verb
To receive or accept gladly or readily
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