hugverb [ T ]uk /hʌɡ/ us /hʌɡ/ -gg-
She sat on the floor hugging her knees (= with her knees bent up against her chest and her arms around them).
- They were sitting outside in the car, kissing and hugging each other.
- At this wonderful news, the whole family ran together and hugged.
- The little girl sat hugging her teddy bear.
- She has a habit of hugging a cushion while she's watching TV.
- He hugged me so hard that I could hardly breathe.
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hugnoun [ C ]uk /hʌɡ/ us /hʌɡ/
Come here and give me a big hug.
- She threw her arms round me, and gave me a hug.
- Can I have a hug before you go?
- Hey - cheer up! I think you need a hug.
- We were too sad to talk, but we gave each other a comforting hug.
- At the end of the holiday, there were hugs all round before the two families parted company.