Pronunciation of Hug
/hˈʌɡ/, /hˈʌɡ/, /h_ˈʌ_ɡ/
Synonyms for hug:
Other synonyms and related words:
crush, clench, bunch, bosom, adopt, buss, espouse, clinch, force, fit, clamp, gouge, contract, pucker, encompass, cover, bag, press, compact, ruffle, twinge, pat, enfold, stuff, thrust, constrict, Embosom, comprehend, felicitate, sweep up, pet, run, wedge, Enclasp, hold, breathe, clasp, shove, stretch, compress.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
hold close, cling to (verb)
Usage examples for hug:
- Oh, that they might at least hug to themselves that innocent joy! - "Banked Fires", E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi.
- Now, Elsie, it's my turn to have a hug and kiss from you, Horace said, as Mr. Travilla released him; everybody's had a turn but me. - "Elsie's Womanhood", Martha Finley.
- A day to make a scholar tremble, and hug His books in fever of farewell. - "Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet", Olive Tilford Dargan.