Pronunciation of Hug
/hˈʌɡ/, /hˈʌɡ/, /h_ˈʌ_ɡ/

Synonyms for hug:

Sense 1

ruck up, touchy-feely, buss, Embosom, ride up, pucker.

Sense 2

fall down, hold, breathe.

Sense 3

pat, pet, clasp.

Sense 4

enfold, ruffle, flow, bunch.

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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)

hang, Embosom, clasp, bunch, bag, breathe, pucker, hold, ride up, flow, enfold, fit, fall down.

Sense 3 (noun)

ruffle, pat.

act (noun)

squeeze, clinch.

caress (noun)

squeeze, touch, feel.

embrace (noun)

clasp, caress, bear hug, clinch, squeeze.

hug (noun)

clinch, squeeze, embrace, bosom.

contact (verb)

embrace, squeeze, bosom.

endear (verb)

entice, ogle, romance, caress, nuzzle, court, flirt, cuddle, snuggle, charm, dally, bill and coo, seduce, woo, cherish, make love, spoon, endear, serenade, coddle.

greet (verb)

accost, vociferate, greet, smile, wave, approach, embrace, hail, nod, kowtow, curtsy, signal, shake hands with, kiss, welcome, receive, notice, acknowledge, salaam, salute, bow.

hold close, cling to (verb)

embrace, receive, press, enfold, welcome, cherish, cuddle.

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