big, huge
affectionate, comforting, friendly, loving, reassuring, warm

Come on, everyone—time for a group hug.

give sb

He gave the children a quick hug, then got into the car.


It was always nice to get a hug from Evan.

hugs and kisses
close, tight, tightly

George went to his daughter and hugged her tightly.


She gave him a big hug and he hugged her back.


He reached out and hugged her to him.

hug and kiss sb
Hug is used with these nouns as the object: ↑coast, ↑curve, ↑knee, ↑shore

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Hug — Hug, v. t. 1. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace. And huggen me in his arms. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish. [1913 Webster] We hug deformities if they bear our names. Glanvill. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hug — Hug, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hugging}.] [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. sidde paa huk to squat, Sw. huka sig to squat, Icel. h?ka. Cf. {Huckster}.] 1. To cower; to crouch; to curl up. [Obs.] Palsgrave. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hug — Hug, Johann Leonhard, gelehrter katholischer Theolog, geb. 1. Juni 1765 in Constanz; wurde 1780 zum Priester geweiht u. 1791 Professor der Theologie in Freiburg, badischer Geheimrath u. Domherr daselbst, wo er den 11. März 1846 starb. Er schr.:… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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