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Noun
An act of embracing or holding someone or something tightly in one's arms
“Grandma Aggie stretched out her arms and wrapped them both up in a big hug.”
Noun
A gentle or loving touch
Verb
To embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
“Hearing the rough edge of her despair, he again reached for her, to hug her, to comfort her.”
Verb
To be, or stay, next to or very close to something or someone
“Mayfield House did not hug the coastline but sat atop a hill above the densely packed center of Vineyard Haven.”
Verb
To cherish or cling to something, such as a belief
“Does anyone hug the thought of happiness and not its relief?”
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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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To 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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