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Definition of hug

"hug" in the noun sense

1. hug, clinch, squeeze

a tight or amorous embrace

"come here and give me a big hug"

"hug" in the verb sense

1. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze

hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

"Hug me, please"

"They embraced"

"He hugged her close to him"

2. hug

fit closely or tightly

"The dress hugged her hips"

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

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Quotations for hug

Yet still we hug the dear deceit. [ Nathaniel Cotton ]

Old men that dandle madams hug death. [ Proverb ]

To hug one as the devil hugs a witch. [ Proverb ]

Hug thou the shore, let others stand out to sea. [ Virgil ]

If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms. [ William Shakespeare ]

Fun gives you a forcible hug, and shakes laughter out of you, whether you will or no. [ Garrick ]

Of all the riches that we hug, of all the pleasures we enjoy, we can carry no more out of this world than out of a dream. [ Bonnell ]

If you seek warmth of affection from a similar motive to that from which cats and dogs and slothful persons hug the fire, you are on the downward road. [ Thoreau ]

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hug in Scrabble®

The word hug is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 7

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays In The Letters hug:

UGH
(21)
UGH
(21)
HUG
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UGH
(21)
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All Scrabble® Plays For The Word hug

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The 37 Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays For Words Using The Letters In hug

UGH
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HUG
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HUG
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UH
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UGH
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UH
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UH
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UGH
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HUG
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UH
(7)
UGH
(7)
HUG
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UH
(6)
UH
(5)
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hug in Words With Friends™

The word hug is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 8

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays In The Letters hug:

UGH
(24)
HUG
(24)
UGH
(24)
HUG
(24)
UGH
(24)
HUG
(24)
 

All Words With Friends™ Plays For The Word hug

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HUG
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The 39 Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays Using The Letters In hug

UGH
(24)
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HUG
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UGH
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UH
(15)
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(14)
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UH
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UH
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HUG
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UH
(7)
UH
(5)
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Words within the letters of hug

2 letter words in hug (1 word)

3 letter words in hug (Anagrams) (2 words)

hug + 1 blank (7 words)

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Word Growth involving hug

Shorter words in hug

(No shorter words found)

Longer words containing hug

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