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Synonyms for hug
hʌg

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term hug.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hug, clinch, squeeze(verb)

    a tight or amorous embrace

    "come here and give me a big hug"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, squeeze, clench, clamp, power play, squeezing, liquidity crisis, wring, credit crunch, squeeze play

  2. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)

    squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

    "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

    Synonyms:
    twitch, espouse, rack, pressure, encompass, thrust, press, gouge, sweep up, embrace, adopt, force, shove, twinge, compress, tweet, contract, compact, extort, stuff, squeeze, squash, bosom, pinch, wring, hale, mash, coerce, comprehend, cover, wedge, squelch, constrict, crush

  3. hug(verb)

    fit closely or tightly

    "The dress hugged her hips"

    Synonyms:
    bosom, squeeze, embrace

Wiktionary

  1. hug(verb)

    Synonyms:
    embrace, accoll, coll

  2. hug(verb)

    To crouch; huddle as with cold.

    Synonyms:
    accoll, coll, embrace

  3. hug(verb)

    To cling closely together.

    Synonyms:
    embrace, coll, accoll

  4. hug(verb)

    To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.

    Billy hugged Danny until he felt better.

    Synonyms:
    accoll, coll, embrace

  5. hug(verb)

    To stay close to (the shore etc.)

    Synonyms:
    coll, embrace, accoll

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hug(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    embrace, clasp

  2. hug(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    retain, hold fast, cling to, keep hold of

  3. hug(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) go near, keep close to

  4. hug(n.)

    Synonyms:
    embrace, clasp

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hug(n)

    Synonyms:
    embrace

  2. hug(v)

    Synonyms:
    embrace, clasp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cuddle, hugging, kiss, kissing, embrace

How to pronounce hug?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say hug in sign language?

  1. hug

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How to use hug in a sentence?

  1. Jhon Jairo Burbano:

    When we first met we didn't have a big group hug, we were wary of each other and kept our distance. We separated into left and right, the ex-paramilitaries on one side, the ex-guerrillas on the other.

  2. Erica Bartlett:

    Sure, some of my skin is loose, but I can hug another person, taste delicious foods, walk for miles and play in the sand. These are gifts I still have, if you can turn your negative thinking around and focus on what's good, you have a lot more energy.

  3. Joe Navarro:

    You may see him crumble into an embryo position, crossing his arms across his chest in a self hug, bringing his knees up, that's unfortunate but probably to be expected of somebody his age.

  4. Holly Grimet:

    I just want to hug Nehemiahs mom, who still has remained a mystery, im just thankful I still have my little girl Eva to hug a little longer tonight in honor of Nehemiah and his mom.

  5. Tracie Anderson:

    They were very happy, he'd whisper in her ear, and hug up on her.


Translations for hug

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • اِحْتِضَان, عانق, حضن, احتضن, عناقArabic
  • абняць, абдымаць, абдымак, абдымкіBelarusian
  • прегърна, прегръдка, прегръщамBulgarian
  • abraçada, abraçarCatalan, Valencian
  • obejmout, objetíCzech
  • cofleidiadWelsh
  • kramme, omfavne, knus, omfavnelse, kram, knuseDanish
  • umarmen, drücken, UmarmungGerman
  • αγκάλιασμα, αγκαλιάζωGreek
  • brakumi, brakumoEsperanto
  • abrazar, abrazoSpanish
  • kalli, kallistus, embamaEstonian
  • besarkadaBasque
  • بغل کردن, بغل گیریPersian
  • halata, lähettyvillä, yhteen, pysyä, halaus, hali, lähellä, painautuaFinnish
  • klemm, klemma, kroystaFaroese
  • serrer, embrasser, étreinte, étreindre, câlinFrench
  • cuachIrish
  • ioma-ghlacadh, ioma-ghlacScottish Gaelic
  • חיבוק, חיבקHebrew
  • आलिंगन, आलिंगन करना, झप्पींHindi
  • ölel, ölelésHungarian
  • գրկում, գրկելArmenian
  • faðma, faðmlag, knúsa, knúsIcelandic
  • abbraccio, abbracciare, tenersi vicinoItalian
  • ハグ, だく, 抱締める, 抱く, 抱擁Japanese
  • მოსიყვარულეა იკისროს, მოიცავსGeorgian
  • ការអោបរឹតKhmer
  • 안아, 포옹Korean
  • complexus, complectorLatin
  • ëmaarmen, ëmäermelen, ëmäerbelen, sech ëmaarmen, ËmaarmungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • apkabinimas, apkabintiLithuanian
  • apkampt, apkampiensLatvian
  • haumiriMāori
  • прегрнување, прегратка, загрлува, обгрнуваMacedonian
  • pelukanMalay
  • knuffel, knuffelenDutch
  • omfavne, klem, klemmeNorwegian
  • przytulać, objęcie, obejmowanie, przytulić, przytulenie, objąć, obejmować, tulićPolish
  • abraço, abraçarPortuguese
  • îmbrățișa, îmbrățișareRomanian
  • объятие, обниматься, обнять, обнимание, обняться, обниматьRussian
  • abbratzare, abbratzadaSardinian
  • загрљај, zagrliti, grliti, zagrljaj, загрлити, грлитиSerbo-Croatian
  • objať, objímať, objatieSlovak
  • objéti, objemati, objèmSlovene
  • përqafimi i dashurAlbanian
  • kram, kramas, omfamna, kramaSwedish
  • กอดThai
  • yakapTagalog
  • sarılmak, sarılmaTurkish
  • обійняти, обняти, обіймання, обнімати, обійми, об'яття, обійматиUkrainian
  • ôm, cái ôm chặt, ôm ghì, ôm chặtVietnamese
  • האַלדזןYiddish

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