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Synonyms for hug
hʌghug

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Wiktionary

  1. hugverb

    Synonyms:
    accoll, coll, embrace

  2. hugverb

    To crouch; huddle as with cold.

    Synonyms:
    accoll, coll, embrace

  3. hugverb

    To cling closely together.

    Synonyms:
    coll, accoll, embrace

  4. hugverb

    To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.

    Billy hugged Danny until he felt better.

    Synonyms:
    accoll, coll, embrace

  5. hugverb

    To stay close to (the shore etc.)

    Synonyms:
    coll, embrace, accoll

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hug, clinch, squeezeverb

    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, squeezeverb

    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. hugverb

    fit closely or tightly

    "The dress hugged her hips"

    Synonyms:
    bosom, squeeze, embrace

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hugverb

    Synonyms:
    embrace, clasp

  2. hugverb

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

  3. hugverb

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

  4. hugnoun

    Synonyms:
    embrace, clasp

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hugnoun

    Synonyms:
    embrace

  2. hugverb

    Synonyms:
    embrace, clasp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hug":

    cuddle, hugging, kiss, kissing, embrace

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How to use hug in a sentence?

  1. Matt Zeller:

    He calls me his guardian angel, i just want to hug him.

  2. Claire Nelson:

    Sometimes a multi-city journey is comparable to a single-city flight with transfers, and then I can sneak in a hug and hello with an old friend in-between.

  3. Mike Castaldo:

    She had a really good spirit. She always had a smile on her face. Always lit up when she saw you. Always gave you a big hug, but I think most of her identity was, you know, outside on the bike, enjoying the outdoors was her thing.

  4. Jane Lang:

    How about a handshake, how about a little hug?

  5. Rooma Mehra:

    Don't underestimate the power of love, honesty .. a hug to somebody who needs it more than words. It can turn a life around.. Love can turn the world around.. if it is honest..


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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