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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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