Hug v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hugged p. pr. & vb. n. Hugging.]
1. To cower; to crouch; to curl up. [Obs.]
2. To crowd together; to cuddle. [Obs.]
Hug, v. t.
1. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace. “And huggen me in his arms.”
2. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
We hug deformities if they bear our names. --Glanvill.
3. Naut. To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind.
To hug one's self, to congratulate one's self; to chuckle.
Hug, n. A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling.
n : a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big
hug" [syn: clinch, squeeze]
v 1: hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They
embraced" [syn: embrace, bosom, squeeze]
2: fit closely or tightly; "She dress hugged her hipds"
[also: hugging, hugged]