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An enclosure or encirclement:
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  1. An enclosure or encirclement:
  2. Hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
  3. Eager acceptance:
A quantity of something extracted by squeezing
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  1. A quantity of something extracted by squeezing
  2. A handclasp or brief embrace.
  3. A facsimile impression made by pressing a soft substance onto something, as a coin or inscription
A gentle or affectionate touch
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  1. A gentle or affectionate touch
  2. A gentle touch or gesture of fondness, tenderness, or love.
(Sports) An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
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  1. (Sports) An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
  2. Something, such as a clamp, that clinches.
  3. (Slang) An embrace
(Canada, chiefly Saskatchewan and Alberta, idiomatic) A sweatshirt with a hood.
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  1. (Canada, chiefly Saskatchewan and Alberta, idiomatic) A sweatshirt with a hood.
  2. (Idiomatic) A style of early 20th-century dance, performed to ragtime music.
In wrestling, a hold with the arms around the opponent
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  1. In wrestling, a hold with the arms around the opponent
  2. Any especially large, tight or enthusiastic hug, usually friendly and especially between men
  3. In business, a hostile takeover effort in which one firm offers to buy the other firm at a share price too high to refuse
To take in mentally; perceive
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  1. To take in mentally; perceive
  2. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
  3. (Law) To try illegally to influence or instruct (a jury)
To get, extract, or extort by force or unfair means
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  1. To get, extract, or extort by force or unfair means
  2. To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc.
  3. To manage to find time or space for:
To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
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  1. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  2. To hold in a tight embrace.
  3. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
To like or desire enthusiastically:
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  1. To like or desire enthusiastically:
  2. To feel or show kindness or concern to (a person). Used of God or a god.
  3. To feel love for (a person):
​To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
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  1. ​To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
  2. (Figuratively, with preposition to) to be fond of, to feel strongly about
  3. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
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  1. To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
  2. To grasp and hold tightly:
  3. (Informal) To become tense with anxiety, fear, etc.
To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
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  1. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
  2. To take forcibly and quickly; grab
  3. To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
To surround
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  1. To surround
  2. To conceal; hide
  3. To wrap up; cover completely
To insist that someone accept (something). Often used with on or upon :
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  1. To insist that someone accept (something). Often used with on or upon :
  2. To continue a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties:
  3. To employ urgent persuasion or entreaty:
To show eager and prompt willingness or acceptance:
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  1. To show eager and prompt willingness or acceptance:
  2. ​To understand.
  3. To reach for and try to seize
To cover with or as if with folds; envelop.
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  1. To cover with or as if with folds; envelop.
  2. To embrace
  3. To fold something around; to envelop
To enclose protectively; surround; shelter
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  1. To enclose protectively; surround; shelter
  2. (Archaic) To take to one's bosom; embrace; cherish
  3. (Archaic) To clasp to or hold in the bosom.
To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle:
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  1. To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle:
  2. (Archaic) To build or live in a nest
  3. To rest or press (a baby, one's head, etc.) in a snug, affectionate manner
To greet, receive, or entertain (another or others) cordially or hospitably.
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  1. To greet, receive, or entertain (another or others) cordially or hospitably.
  2. To meet, receive, or acknowledge in a specified way; greet
  3. To receive or accept gladly:
To nestle; snuggle:
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  1. To nestle; snuggle:
  2. (Intransitive) To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.
  3. To cradle in one's arms so as to give comfort, warmth.
To invest (funds) in such a way that they cannot easily be converted into cash.
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  1. To invest (funds) in such a way that they cannot easily be converted into cash.
  2. (Printing) To fasten (type elements) in a chase or on the bed of a press by means of quoins
  3. To fix in place so that movement or escape is impossible; hold fast:
To lie closely and comfortably; nestle; cuddle, as for warmth, in affection, etc.
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  1. To lie closely and comfortably; nestle; cuddle, as for warmth, in affection, etc.
  2. To lie or press close together; cuddle.
  3. To hold or draw close or in a comfortable position; cuddle; nestle
To fasten together in this way.
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  1. To fasten together in this way.
  2. (Sports) To hold a boxing opponent's body with one or both arms to prevent or hinder punches.
  3. To settle (an argument, bargain, etc.) definitely
To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
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  1. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
  2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  3. To hold in a tight embrace.
(Law) To try illegally to influence or instruct (a jury)
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  1. (Law) To try illegally to influence or instruct (a jury)
  2. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
  3. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
To cover with or as if with folds; envelop.
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  1. To cover with or as if with folds; envelop.
  2. To fold something around; to envelop
  3. To hold within limits; enclose.
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To move by applying pressure:
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  1. To move by applying pressure:
  2. (Basketball) To employ a press.
  3. To insist upon or put forward insistently:
To manage to find time or space for:
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  1. To manage to find time or space for:
  2. To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc.
  3. (Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.
To settle (an argument, bargain, etc.) definitely
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  1. To settle (an argument, bargain, etc.) definitely
  2. To be held together securely.
  3. (Sports) To hold a boxing opponent's body with one or both arms to prevent or hinder punches.
To embrace; cherish
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  1. To embrace; cherish
  2. To conceal in the bosom; hide
To cut (an item) out of (a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
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  1. To cut (an item) out of (a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
  2. To enunciate with clarity and precision:
  3. To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
To enclose protectively; surround; shelter
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  1. To enclose protectively; surround; shelter
  2. (Archaic) To take to one's bosom; embrace; cherish
  3. (Archaic) To clasp to or hold in the bosom.
A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
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  1. A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
  2. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
  3. An embrace or hug.
An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
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  1. An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
  2. Hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
  3. Eager acceptance:
A group crowded together; a crush.
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  1. A group crowded together; a crush.
  2. A handclasp or brief embrace.
  3. A facsimile impression made by pressing a soft substance onto something, as a coin or inscription
(Sports) An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
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  1. (Sports) An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
  2. Something, such as a clamp, that clinches.
  3. (Slang) An embrace
Find another word for hug. In this page you can discover 60 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hug, like: embrace, squeeze, tight grip, caress, press close, keep close to, fold in the arms, demonstration of affection, clinch, bunny-hug and bear hug.