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Synonyms of hugging

Noun


1. caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling, foreplay, arousal, stimulation

usage: affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

Verb


1. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze, clasp

usage: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

2. hug, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: fit closely or tightly; "The dress hugged her hips"

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