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
Example sentences from the Web for hug
Yet it’s the only bird who engages in group hugs and shuffles en masse from one spot to another, just like Mary’s newsroom gang.
In the final episode of the ’70s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, when the characters make their tearful farewell, they join in a group hug.
On his rounds, there were times that the best Slotten could do was to give comfort, or a hug, or to keep vigil.
When the mission team got the signal that the spacecraft had finished its job and retreated to a safe distance from Bennu, team members pumped their arms in the air, cheered and sent each other socially distant high-fives and hugs.NASA’s OSIRIS-REx survived its risky mission to grab a piece of an asteroid|Lisa Grossman|October 21, 2020|Science News
He wraps Walker in a bear hug, but not before Walker launches his Discman at Bryant’s head.Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq|Jeff Pearlman|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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
Ali walked up and hugged Gil, and the pair discussed music and racism and current events before a rapt audience.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet I was hugged, inundated with compliments, and told how strong I was for being on the receiving end.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We felt strong and empowered and hugged each other in celebration and recognition of our emotional and physical accomplishments.Motherless Daughters and Parentless Parents Trek to the Andes to Aid Orphans|Allison Gilbert|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I deliberately made sure I was hugged separately from my wife.
Beauchamp hugged his politics like some who show their love of the pleasures of life by taking to them angrily.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
She made a dive at me, and before I could escape caught me in her strong young arms and hugged me.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
Linda swung Katy around, hugged her tight, and dropped a kiss on the top of her faithful head.Her Father's Daughter|Gene Stratton-Porter
Scrooge hugged his own bed-curtains, because the sight of them assured him that he was at home.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Standing upon the horizontal part of the tree, I hugged its upright stem, and looked down into the gorge.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall