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English noun: hug

1. hug (act) a tight or amorous embrace


SamplesCome here and give me a big hug.


Synonymsclinch, squeeze


Broader (hypernym)embrace, embracement, embracing


English verb: hug

1. hug (contact) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness


SamplesHug me, please.
They embraced.
He hugged her close to him.


ExamplesSam and Sue hug, Sam cannot hug Sue


Synonymsbosom, embrace, squeeze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clasp


Narrower (hyponym)clinch, cuddle, interlock, lock

2. hug (contact) fit closely or tightly


SamplesThe dress hugged her hips.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch









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