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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
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“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.”
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To congratulate
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To adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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Settle or move into a warm, comfortable position
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To try to cope with
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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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Verb
To accept something willingly or gladly
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