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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.
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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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ENPNewswire-August 2, 2019--3M Scores Major Legal Victory in Bair Hugger Litigation
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In fact, I've become more of a polite hugger - but even that's fraught with difficulties.
In what seems to be the country' biggest photo competition, the Tree Hugger Bhutan Competition saw more than 300 photo entries from all across the country.
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Loving wife of Wayne; beloved mother of Erica (Christian) Gregory, Aaron (Stephanie), and two crazy dogs, Foxy and Roxy; grandmother of her "bestest hugger" Inverness, two beautiful grand puppies, and one not so loved grandcat.
[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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