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English definition of “hug”

hug

verb
 
 
/hʌɡ/ (present participle hugging, past tense and past participle hugged)
HOLD SOMEONE [I, T] B1 to put your arms around someone and hold them tightly, usually because you love them: They hugged and kissed each other.Having in your handsShowing affectionTouching and feeling
BE CLOSE [T] to stay very close to the edge of something: The road hugs the coast for several miles.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happenEnclosing, surrounding and immersing
(Definition of hug verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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