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Cuddle vs. Hug

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Cuddlenoun

A snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often given to family members and close friends.

Hugnoun

An affectionate close embrace.

Cuddleverb

(intransitive) To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.

‘The young lovers cuddled on the couch.’;

Hugnoun

A particular grip in wrestling.

Cuddleverb

(transitive) To cradle in one's arms so as to give comfort, warmth.

‘She cuddled the infant before bedtime.’; ‘I'm cold; can you roll over here and cuddle me, honey?’;

Hugverb

To crouch; huddle as with cold.

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Cuddleverb

To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.

Hugverb

(intransitive) To cling closely together.

Cuddleverb

To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.

‘She cuddles low beneath the brake;Nor would she stay, nor dares she fly.’;

Hugverb

(transitive) To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.

‘Billy hugged Danny until he felt better.’;

Cuddleverb

To embrace closely; to fondle.

Hugverb

(transitive) To stay close to (the shore etc.)

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Cuddlenoun

A close embrace.

Hugverb

To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.

Cuddlenoun

a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

Hugverb

To cower; to crouch; to curl up.

Cuddleverb

move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position;

‘We cuddled against each other to keep warm’; ‘The children snuggled into their sleeping bags’;

Hugverb

To crowd together; to cuddle.

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Cuddleverb

hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth;

‘I cuddled the baby’;

Hugverb

To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace.

Hugverb

To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.

‘We hug deformities if they bear our names.’;

Hugverb

To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind.

Hugnoun

A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling.

Hugnoun

a tight or amorous embrace;

‘come here and give me a big hug’;

Hugverb

hug, usually with fondness;

‘Hug me, please’; ‘They embraced’;

Hugverb

fit closely or tightly;

‘She dress hugged her hipds’;

Hugverb

squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection

‘he hugged her close to him’; ‘we hugged and kissed’; ‘people kissed and hugged each other’;

Hugverb

hold (something) closely or tightly round or against part of one's body

‘he hugged his knees to his chest’;

Hugverb

fit tightly round

‘a pair of jeans that hugged the contours of his body’;

Hugverb

keep close to

‘I headed north, hugging the coastline all the way’; ‘the car hugs the road, cornering neatly’; ‘left-winger Stewart hugged the touchline’;

Hugverb

congratulate or be pleased with oneself

‘she hugged herself with secret joy’;

Hugverb

cherish or cling to (something such as a belief)

‘a boy hugging a secret’;

Hugnoun

an act of holding someone tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection

‘there were hugs and tears as they were reunited’;

Hugnoun

a squeezing grip in wrestling.

Hug

A hug is a form of endearment, universal in human communities, in which two or more people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two people are involved, it may be referred to as a group hug.

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