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v. hugged, hug·ging, hugs
1. To clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace.
2. To hold steadfastly to; cherish: He still hugs his outmoded beliefs.
3. To stay close to: a sailboat hugging the shore.
To embrace or cling together closely.
1. A close, affectionate embrace.
2. A crushing embrace, as in wrestling.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hugga, to comfort.]

hug′ga·ble adj.
hug′ger n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hugger - a person who hugs
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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ClickPress, Wed Jan 10 2018] 3M won a major victory this week in the ongoing legal battle that has seen numerous lawsuits already dismissed based on lack of evidence that the company's forced air warming system, the Bair Hugger , causes post surgical infections.
I'm a tree hugger lol Tasnim Hunt Cut my trees any time.
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These work best when you have half a lemon left, any more - or less - and the hugger doesn't attach quite as well.
Police have now stepped up street patrols in a bid to catch the hugger muggers who operate in the streets around Sheffield University and the city centre.
Well, it may be hard to believe, but for about three weeks way back in 1933, someone called "The Mad Hugger," was victimizing the citizens of Clinton.
On Saturday, October 17, celebrations of the first National Tree Hugger Day took place across the country, bringing out dedicated tree huggers from coast to coast.
I have zips on my trousers pockets to prevent any hugger from helping himself to my wallet.
I am no tree hugger, but these photos make me sick.
With their Tee Hugger line, they're promoting a line of T-shirts ($25) with an eco-conscience without giving up the humor.
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