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Definition of hug:

  1. A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling.
  2. To cower; to crouch; to curl up.
  3. To crowd together; to cuddle.
  4. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
  5. To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind.
  6. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace.

Synonyms:

shove, pucker, pinch, felicitate, wring, embrace, make toward, comprehend, liquidity crisis, embosom, hold tight, bear hug, compact, hang, clutch, bear down, grasp, come up, keep hold of something, demonstration of affection, power play, clench, tight grip, crush, encompass, gouge, constrict, clasp, mash, force, ruffle, hang on, tweet, grip, squeeze, squelch, grab, bosom, extort, bunny hug, breathe, press, fit, carry, credit crunch, clip, cradle, stuff, advance, make for, gain on, rack, clinch, creep up on, pat, cover, fall down, squeezing, sweep up, contract, hale, bunch, strain, squash, go over, near, clamp, adopt, compress, hold, pressure, twinge, ride up, squeeze play, enclasp, flow, coerce, bag, compliment, wedge, enfold, thrust, twitch, espouse, hold on.

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