Adjective "hug" definition and examples

(Hug may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/hʌɡ/

Definitions and examples

verb

Squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
  1. 'people kissed and hugged each other'
  2. 'Rob must have felt it, because he hugged him closer and kissed him on the top of the head.'
  3. 'She knelt down before her brother, and hugged him tightly kissing his head.'
  4. 'He turned around to face her and she drew closer to him, hugging him tightly, kissing him on the cheek.'
  5. 'She hugged him tightly and kissed him as they stood at the top of the stairs that led to the waiting crowd below.'
  6. 'I smiled and squeezed the person that was hugging me affectionately.'
  7. 'She was cut off as he got up and hugged her with a kiss on the cheek, close to her lips.'
  8. 'I threw my arms around him and squeezed, hugging him and burying my face into his chest as I cried.'
  9. '‘Hey’ Joel says walking over to her and hugging her tightly then kissing her forehead.'
  10. 'After he did this he pulled me closer, hugging me tightly against him.'
  11. 'Rachael, startled about the sudden show of affection, hugged him back.'
  12. 'he hugged his knees to his chest'
  13. 'Angstrom pulls his legs up close to his body, hugging them tightly.'
  14. 'She hugged her coat tightly to her body to keep from getting a chill.'
  15. 'Then the older of the two folded her arms around her knees, hugging them to her chest.'
  16. 'His wet suit was hugging every part of his body and he was hugging his surfboard.'
  17. 'Seizing the nearest bathrobe, I hugged it tightly around my body before whizzing through the door barefoot.'
  18. 'She pulled her knees to her chest and hugged them tightly.'
  19. 'He hunched his legs up to his body and hugged them tightly to his chest as the night wind tore across him.'
  20. 'He was busy trying to think of a potential plan when he heard a sniff and turned back around to find Laura hugging her knees tightly and biting her lip, hard.'
  21. 'Blair reached out for the blanket now and pulled it over his legs and body, hugging his abdomen with both arms.'
  22. 'Kassa sat huddled in a corner of the small room, hugging her knees tightly to her chest and resting her forehead on them.'
  23. 'He tilted his head, admiring the view and the way her jeans hugged and pulled.'
  24. 'She had black jeans that hugged her so perfectly that they showed off every curve in her beautiful body.'
  25. 'New patented lift arms make sure the 18-inch reels hug almost any contour.'
  26. 'It can be stretched all out and long like in the picture or it can be scrunched up into a sexy body hugging mini dress.'
  27. 'She looked gorgeous in her whitewashed jeans and curve hugging soft pink sweater.'
  28. 'She'd gone with a dress that hugged her body so tightly that it showed off her pneumatic chest and flat stomach.'
  29. 'Jeans hugged at their hips, with a matching t-shirt, which only revealed a tiny bit of skin.'
  30. 'The jean skirt was just above her knees and hugged her curves.'
  31. 'I headed north, hugging the coastline all the way'
  32. 'the car hugs the road, cornering neatly'
  33. 'The Denver Universal Spaceport was right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, hugging the Colorado Island coastline.'
  34. 'We took Highway 1 along the spectacular Pacific coast south of Monterey, the road hugging close to the cliffside.'
  35. 'she hugged herself with secret joy'
  36. 'Audiences love being allowed in on mistakes; they hug themselves with joy.'
  37. 'Your books, music and videos, the food in your fridge, the bass guitars, the pictures, they were all as I knew them, and I hugged myself with joy.'
  38. '‘They're going to be so pleased,’ he thinks, hugging himself.'
  39. 'What a pathetic spectacle it all made, and I wouldn't be surprised if Chris still hugs himself with pleasure in moments of stress at the thought of those cosy conflabs with his new found friend!'
  40. 'Paul thanks her a little too heartily, and as he leaves, she sighs and hugs herself and says ‘He's such a nice guy.’'
  41. 'Rocky told me the night before that he would be back again in two days to see me, and I was mentally hugging myself at the thought of seeing him again.'
  42. 'How would the new tabloids, still hugging themselves over improved sales figures, cope?'
  43. 'It was winter, some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the light is crisp and clean, and I remember hugging myself with the knowledge that I was in New York and nowhere else.'
  44. 'I hugged myself with excitement as I finally told her the secret I'd been dying to tell her for the last few days.'
  45. 'He is proud of his ability to do this work by himself and tells about his day's routine — all the while hugging a secret that he will share with his family in the evening.'

noun

An act of hugging someone.
  1. 'I was emotionally overcome to see them and after hugs and kisses and tears shed all round, we went back home.'
  2. 'A few hugs and tears are shed as we think back to when Lindsay was too ill to even get out of bed, and could not breathe on her own.'
  3. 'We go through the motions, the meaningless hugs, the tears, the constant apologies.'
  4. 'Claude stopped laughing and sat up besides her embracing her with a hug as the tears started to form again around her eyes.'
  5. 'Among the more salubrious consolations of the past months have been 5000 letters of support from the public and the unsolicited hugs of strangers.'
  6. 'They have held hands, dried tears, given hugs and listened.'
  7. 'When my marriage ended, I promised her through our hugs and tears that I would never abandon her or Frank and they would always have access to their granddaughter Melissa.'
  8. 'Since he was a few inches taller than me, I jumped down from the hug and looked at him in the eye.'
  9. 'She embraced her old friends in a tight hug, tears streaming from her eyes.'
  10. 'She stepped back from my hug whipping her tears from her face.'
  11. 'The bear hug is a dominant position, with great control over the opponent, and is often a precursor to a takedown.'

More definitions

1. to clasp tightly in the arms, especially 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. verb (used without object), hugged, hugging.

4. to cling together; lie close. noun

5. a tight clasp with the arms; embrace.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be hug."

Origin

Mid 16th century: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Norwegian hugga ‘comfort, console’.