Pal Rich Collins says Nancy doted on Adam but was terribly sad that her son never “hugged her back.”
He came over to where his son was sitting, he approached him, hugged him, whispered in his ear.
Michelle Obama hugged her for the rest of us three weeks ago, when she curled out an arm around that solid, horse-riding back.
We hugged each other hard, and our tears erupted like champagne bubbles.
He hugged her, constantly smiled at her, and he stood up and told off the kids who were being mean to her.
They hugged the steamer like a brood of younglings waiting for their food.
The chief took some and held them out to Thorfinn and hugged the cloak to him.
He hugged his friend a little closer but with undiminished confidence.
I tried to hug Susan D. the other day, and I might as well have hugged the door!
She hugged and cried over him, as mothers do, and then Bobby and Fred came in for a welcome scarcely less warm.
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.