What is another word for hugs?

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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.”
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.”
To cherish or cling to something, such as a belief
“Does anyone hug the thought of happiness and not its relief?”
To adhere or stick firmly or closely to
To move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
To crowd or nestle closely together
To be situated along or around the edge of
To engage in sensuous caressing and touching
To accept something willingly or gladly
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a gentle or loving touch
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