Origin of hug
OTHER WORDS FROM hughugger, nounhug·ging·ly, adverbun·hugged, adjective
How to use hug in a sentence
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.
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.
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
Everyone hugged and kissed everyone else and more tears were shed.
She hugged him, wheel and all, and began turning over the rubbish with great delight.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
He locked his arms tightly around the animals body and hugged her neck with his legs, so that she could not bite him.
Bobby Hargrew started the cheering; but it was Laura who reached Jess first and hugged her tight.
The gratification of rummaging false Val's desk was an ample compensation; and the countess-dowager hugged herself with delight.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Then, at Cordelia's amazed look of shocked distress, she hugged her spasmodically.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter