hug

hug
hug1 [ hʌg ] verb *
1. ) intransitive or transitive to put your arms around someone to show your love or friendship:
They stood hugging on the platform.
People were hugging and kissing each other.
hug someone tight: Mike picked up his daughter and hugged her tight.
2. ) transitive to move, lie, or stay close to something:
They kept to the back of the crowd, hugging the wall.
3. ) transitive if a piece of clothing hugs your body, it fits very tightly
4. ) transitive to hold something close to your chest:
Emma was sitting on the floor hugging her knees.
She grabbed the blanket and hugged it round her.
hug yourself
1. ) to cross your arms tightly in front of your body
2. ) to feel very pleased with yourself
hug
hug 2 [ hʌg ] noun count
the action of putting your arms around someone to show your love or friendship:
Come and give Daddy a hug!

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Hug —     Johann Leonhard Hug     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Johann Leonhard Hug     A German Catholic exegete, b. at Constance, 1 June, 1765; d. at Freiburg im Br., 11 March, 1846. After finishing his studies at the gymnasium of his native town he went …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Hug — Hug, v. t. 1. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace. And huggen me in his arms. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish. [1913 Webster] We hug deformities if they bear our names. Glanvill. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hug — [hug] vt. hugged, hugging [prob. via dial. < ON hugga, to comfort, console] 1. to put the arms around and hold closely; esp., to embrace tightly and affectionately 2. to squeeze tightly between the forelegs, as a bear does 3. to cling to or… …   English World dictionary

  • Hug — Hug, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hugging}.] [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. sidde paa huk to squat, Sw. huka sig to squat, Icel. h?ka. Cf. {Huckster}.] 1. To cower; to crouch; to curl up. [Obs.] Palsgrave. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hug — Hug, Johann Leonhard, gelehrter katholischer Theolog, geb. 1. Juni 1765 in Constanz; wurde 1780 zum Priester geweiht u. 1791 Professor der Theologie in Freiburg, badischer Geheimrath u. Domherr daselbst, wo er den 11. März 1846 starb. Er schr.:… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hüg. — Hüg., bei naturwissenschaftl. Namen Abkürzung für K. Al. Auf. v. Hügel (s. d. 2) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hug — Hug, 1) Johann Leonhard, namhafter kath. Theolog, geb. 1765 in Konstanz, wurde 1789 Priester, 1791 Professor der Theologie in Freiburg, gest. daselbst 11. März 1846. Unter seinen Schriften hat bleibenden Wert seine »Einleitung in die Schriften… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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