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Definition hug


From earlier hugge (“to embrace, clasp with the arms”) (1560), probably representing a conflation of huck (“to crouch, huddle down”) and Old Norse hugga (“to comfort, console”), from hugr (“courage”), from Proto-Germanic *hugiz (“mind, sense”), cognate with Icelandic hugga (“to comfort”), Old English hyge (“thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride”).


hug (plural hugs)

  1. An affectionate close embrace.
  2. A particular grip in wrestling.


hug (third-person singular simple present hugs, present participle hugging, simple past and past participle hugged)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To crouch; huddle as with cold.
  2. (intransitive) To cling closely together.
  3. (transitive) To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
  4. (transitive) To stay close to (the shore etc.)
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.

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