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English definition of “hug”

hug

verb   /hʌɡ/ (present participle hugging, past tense and past participle hugged)
B1 to put your arms around someone and hold the person , usually because you love him or her: They hugged and kissed each other.
(Definition of hug verb from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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