verb (used with object), hugged, hug·ging.
verb (used without object), hugged, hug·ging.
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Origin of hug
OTHER WORDS FROM hughugger, nounhug·ging·ly, adverbun·hugged, adjective
Words nearby hug
Example sentences from the Web for hug
A nurse collapsed on the floor of the bar, a number of strangers begged for a hug, a man confessed to domestic violence, another explained why he hated his kids.
Mallott gave her an awkward hug and she walked out the door.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time|by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News|September 10, 2020|ProPublica
On several occasions, this person initiated a friendly hug when I came to her work place, and I reflexively gave her a peck on top of her head.Alaska’s Attorney General on Unpaid Leave After Sending Hundreds of “Uncomfortable” Texts to a Young Colleague|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
The 32-year-old digital strategist said given that she’s not a touchy-feely person, she doesn’t really miss hugs or handshakes.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin resident says she’s stayed away from most people, resorting to “air hugs” when she’s seen her 20-year-old niece at a distance.
With help, he got to his feet, and when she hugged him he lifted his arms slightly as if to return the hug.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Kate sought me out and gave me a hug just before she left," said Mrs Smith afterwards to a reporter at the Daily Mail.Tearful Kate Weeps After Meeting Mother Whose Baby Died|Tom Sykes|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Fred stuck in the card for me that said, “Live from New York…” and gave me a hug.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Charlie Crist got thrown out of the party for one hug, after all.
He would pull her toward him, hug her, kiss her, and stroke her hair.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He did not seem to "look out" particularly when he caught her to him in a hug into which she appeared charmingly to melt.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
By this ring, Faunus, I do hug thee with most passionate affection, and shall make my wife thank thee.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
There's Barbara Lee, let's hug her—think how dreadful to have her go away.Highacres|Jane Abbott
I'd willingly ruin boxes of cigars if I had a daughter who'd hug me that way!Dorothy Dixon Wins Her Wings|Dorothy Wayne
And Dion had caught him up, given him a hug, whispered "My boy!"In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens