hug

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhʌg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hʌg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hug)


Inflections of 'hug' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
hugs
v 3rd person singular
hugging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
hugged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
hugged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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hug

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [big, bear, group, quick, tight] hug
  2. [caught, trapped] in a bear hug
  3. a hug to say [hello, goodbye]
  4. your hug is [suffocating, smothering] me
  5. need a hug (right now)
  6. come and give me a (big) hug
  7. could use a hug (right now)
  8. gave a hug to [my mom]
  9. gave [my mom] a hug
  10. is giving out (free) hugs
  11. [stepped back, peeled herself away] from the hug
  12. hugs and kisses
  13. love and hugs
  14. a hug from
  15. hugs for everyone!
  16. UK: hugs to you
v
  1. hug your [friends, parents, loved ones]
  2. hugged him [tightly, close]
  3. hugged her [goodbye, in return]
  4. hugging [at the airport, in public]
  5. [want to, need to, am going to, could] hug you
  6. hug to [celebrate, greet, say goodbye]
  7. (were) hugging and crying
  8. hug it out
  9. (sat) hugging her knees
  10. hug your knees to your chest
  11. the [boat, yacht, cruise ship] hugged the shore
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