Definition of hug noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hʌɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//hʌɡ//
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an act of putting your arms around somebody and holding them tightly, especially to show that you like or love them She gave her mother a big hug. He stopped to receive hugs and kisses from the fans. see also bear hug Word Originmid 16th cent.: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Norwegian hugga ‘comfort, console’.Extra examples He gave the children a quick hug, then got into the car. It was always nice to get a hug from Evan. He gave her a great big bear hug.
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