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Synonyms for hugging

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snugglingnoun

    affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

    snuggling, petting, kissing, gorgerin, fondling, smooching, caressing, necking, cuddling

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hugging":

    hug, kiss

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  1. Mitt Romney:

    I think the strategy Cruz has is working, bear hugging Donald Trump. I think Donald Trump does not feel antagonized.

  2. Danilo Piraccini:

    This business is all about shaking hands and hugging people. Now we'll have to make do with a little wave and a smile of the eyes over a mask.

  3. Debra Izzett Skelley:

    When I got in there they just started hugging me and holding me and told me they were very confident, of course, it has to be tested.

  4. Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg:

    Some individuals might want a heavier weight to feel a sense of' hugging' and calmness, while others might want something lighter.

  5. Eric Schmitt-Matzen:

    Eric Schmitt-Matzen kind of sat up, and gave me a big hug and asked one more question : ‘ Santa can you help me ? ’ I wrapped my arms around Eric Schmitt-Matzen. Before I could say anything, Eric Schmitt-Matzen died right there. I let Eric Schmitt-Matzen stay, just kept hugging and holding on to Eric Schmitt-Matzen.

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