hugging hugging  /ˈhə ɡɪŋ/


  1. (n) a tight or amorous embrace
  2. (v) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
  3. (v) fit closely or tightly
  4. (n) affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

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  1. Of course, hugging has its haters.
  2. The hugging clogged the 700-student school's hallways.
  3. Now, however, all that matters is that she'll be hugging her daughter.


  1. 'Deadliest Catch': Edgar Hansen on brother Sig and family holidays

    Zap2it: Along with crab fishing, "Deadliest Catch" is about relationships, mostly father-son and brother-brother. That includes you and your older brother, Capt. Sig Hansen, of the F/V Northwestern. What's that dynamic?Edgar Hansen: He's the older brother, and he'll always be the older brother. So it goes back to our family. There was no hugging, no "I love yous" and "goodbyes," all that c ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. S-R: New Initiative Attempts to Put Issue of Minimum-Wage Before Idaho Voters

    The group, which gathered June 9 in Coeur d'Alene Riverstone Park, consider Idaho's minimum wage "a moral issue that needs to be handled by voters rather than the Legislature." by George Prentice A weekend event in North Idaho kicked off a new initiative to boost the Gem State's minimum wage, currently hugging the federal minimum of $7.25. Proponents want to see Idaho's minimum wage at $9.80 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boise Weekly

  3. Michelle Keegan’s High Street Fashion in Lavish Alice

    Mark Wright’s girlfriend, Michelle Keegan exactly knows how to make a statement on high street. 26-year-old sexy actress was seen strutting her stuff on the streets of London in figure-hugging Lavish Alice dress. Michelle Keegan pleased the paparazzi showing off her killer curves in a tight fitting multi-colored splash print sleeveless slinky midi dress. She teamed her attention-seeking dress ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

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