You hug your partner, they kiss you, you kiss them, tears of joy flow.
He would threaten, cajole, flirt, flatter, hug, and get the bill passed.
Or maybe she will hug the shirt she still remembers him wearing.
“A hug: a request I was not expecting,” he writes before describing his embrace with her.
Other petitions are more lighthearted, like the one asking that President Obama hug Mitt Romney.
Added to this it was raw and cold, which had the effect of causing the inhabitants of the big kraal to hug their firesides.
But the mothers will hug their boys as soon as they get hold of them.
He's gone up to his room, I'm sure—I'll just surprise him with a hug and my hands over his eyes like we used to do years ago.
I tried to hug Susan D. the other day, and I might as well have hugged the door!
It belongs not to the blessed season and genius of youth, to hug to its heart useless and unavailing griefs.
1560s, hugge "to embrace," of unknown origin; perhaps from Old Norse hugga "to comfort," from hugr "courage, mood," from Proto-Germanic *hugjan, related to Old English hycgan "to think, consider," Gothic hugs "mind, soul, thought." Other have noted the similarity in some senses to German hegen "to foster, cherish," originally "to enclose with a hedge." Related: Hugged; hugging. The noun was originally (1610s) a hold in wrestling. Meaning "affectionate embrace" is from 1650s.