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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 for "hug":

    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. 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.

  2. Senator Harris:

    I'd like to hug people. You don't hug people these days. That's not an option. You can't shake hands. But you can look people in the eye, and you can listen, and you can be there, i think it's important to be where the people are but to do it in a way that does not cause them to be at any risk in terms of their safety. And so we're working it out. It's definitely a different kind of campaign than anything that we've done before, but we're making the best of it.

  3. Bryer Schmegelsky:

    Bryer Schmegelsky was Bryer Schmegelsky. I never get to hug Bryer Schmegelsky again. I never get to tease Bryer Schmegelsky again. I never get to spend a minute with Bryer Schmegelsky again, a lot of parents know how I feel right now.

  4. Julio Barbosa:

    I've been dreaming about this. The first thing I would do is go to a samba and hug my friends. I would even lick the beer that drips on the counter.

  5. Gail Demmler:

    Basically if you have an ounce of CMV awareness you don’t share food or drink with young children, don’t kiss them on the face, and wash your hands, if you still want to love on your toddler give them a big hug and kiss them on the top of the head.


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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