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Noun: hugging  hú-ging
  1. Affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    - caressing, cuddling, fondling, kissing, necking, petting, snuggling, first base [US]
Verb: hug (hugged,hugging)  húg
  1. To apply pressure on (someone) tightly with your arms, usually with fondness
    "Hug me, please"; "He hugged her close to him";
    - embrace, bosom, squeeze
  2. Fit closely or tightly
    "The dress hugged her hips"
  3. Stay close to
    "the road hugged the shore"

Derived forms: huggings

Type of: adjoin, arousal, clasp, contact, foreplay, meet, stimulation, touch

Encyclopedia: Hugging