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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
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say hug in sign language?

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How to use hug in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Unfortunately, I've gotta go back to work, but we can have a group hug.

  2. Joe Biden:

    In my career, Ive always tried to make a human connection, thats my responsibility, I think. I shake hands, I hug people, I grab men and women by the shoulders and say you can do this. And whether theyre women, men, young, old, its the way Ive always been. Its the way Ive tried to show I care about them and Im listening.

  3. Ashley Rackstraw:

    I’m just wanting to thank him, like, all I’m wanting to do is go up to him and give him a hug and tell him ‘thank you.’ That was like really generous of him.

  4. 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.

  5. Brittany Ainslie:

    Even though your family cant be here and they cant hug you and hold you, theyre thinking about you and theyre praying for you.

Images & Illustrations of hug

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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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