To hug one's self
Hug Hug, v. t. 1. To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace. ``And huggen me in his arms.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish. [1913 Webster]

We hug deformities if they bear our names. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind. [1913 Webster]

{To hug one's self}, to congratulate one's self; to chuckle. [1913 Webster]


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