Meaning of hug

hug

Pronunciation: (hug), [key]
— v., n. hugged, hug•ging,
—v.t.
  1. to clasp tightly in the arms, esp. with affection; embrace.
  2. to cling firmly or fondly to; cherish: to hug an opinion.
  3. to keep close to, as in sailing, walking, or in moving along or alongside of: to hug the shore; to hug the road.
—v.i.
  1. to cling together; lie close.
—n.
  1. a tight clasp with the arms; embrace.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • hug (Thesaurus)