Hugging
Hug Hug, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hugging}.] [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. sidde paa huk to squat, Sw. huka sig to squat, Icel. h?ka. Cf. {Huckster}.] 1. To cower; to crouch; to curl up. [Obs.] --Palsgrave. [1913 Webster]

2. To crowd together; to cuddle. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • hugging — n. Affectionate embracing; caressing. Syn: caressing, cuddling, fondling, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -hugging — [[t] hʌgɪŋ[/t]] COMB in ADJ: usu ADJ n hugging combines with nouns to form adjectives which describe an item of clothing that fits very tightly and clearly reveals the shape of your body. ...a figure hugging dress. ...hip hugging flares …   English dictionary

  • hugging — hÊŒg n. embrace, clasping of the arms around a person or thing v. embrace, hold tightly, wrap the arms tightly around (a person or thing); cling to, cherish (an opinion, belief, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hugging — noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑caressing, ↑cuddling, ↑fondling, ↑kissing, ↑necking, ↑petting, ↑smooching, ↑sn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hugging Bear Inn — (Chester,США) Категория отеля: Адрес: 244 Main Street, Chester, VT 05143, США …   Каталог отелей

  • figure-hugging — ADJ Figure hugging clothes fit very close to the body of the person who is wearing them. Figure hugging is usually used to describe clothes worn by women. ...figure hugging cocktail dresses …   English dictionary

  • figure-hugging — figˈure hugging adjective Denoting a tight piece of clothing which emphasizes the contours of the body • • • Main Entry: ↑figure * * * ˈfigure hugging 8 [figure hugging] adjective usually before noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • commode-hugging drunk — mod. heavily alcohol intoxicated; drunk and vomiting. □ John got commode hugging drunk in the space of two hours. □ I could tell by the ounds coming from the bathroom that Ernie had come home commode hugging drunk again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • body-hugging — adjective Sticking close to ones body. You might think you look great in the full, body hugging Lycra gimp suit, but chances are your girlfriend disagrees – according to the poll only 7% of the women asked found it a good look. Syn: skintight …   Wiktionary

  • tree-hugging — adjective Supporting of environment concerns such as combatting pollution, deforestation, etc. He could have developed his oil wells if it wasnt for those pesky tree hugging hippies. See Also: tree hugger …   Wiktionary

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