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Verb
Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for keep close to
“The Denver Universal Spaceport was right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, hugging the Colorado Island coastline.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to congratulate
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Present participle for to adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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Present participle for settle or move into a warm, comfortable position
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Present participle for to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Present participle for to crowd or nestle closely together
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Present participle for be situated along or around the edge of
Verb
Present participle for to adhere or cling to something
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Present participle for to accept something willingly or gladly
Adjective
Closefitting or snug
Adjective
Able or designed to stick to things
Noun
Sexual activity, especially sexual intercourse
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“He seemed content just to spend every waking minute with me, cuddling me to his chest, hugging me and whispering endearments in my ears.”
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