Pronunciation: (hug), [key]
—v., hugged, hug•ging,
1. to clasp tightly in the arms, esp. with affection; embrace.
2. to cling firmly or fondly to; cherish: to hug an opinion.
3. to keep close to, as in sailing, walking, or in moving along or alongside of: to hug the shore; to hug the road.
to cling together; lie close.
a tight clasp with the arms; embrace.
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