Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hug

1 sense of hug

Sense 1
hug, clinch, squeeze -- (a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug")
       => embrace, embracing, embracement -- (the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hug

2 senses of hug

Sense 1
embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze -- (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him")
       => clasp -- (hold firmly and tightly)

Sense 2
hug -- (fit closely or tightly; "The dress hugged her hips")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

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