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Definition of the noun hugging

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  1. affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    • examples: They are hugging and kissing. | They're expressing their love by hugging. | With a high, closed collar, figure-hugging cut, and large slits at either side of a straight skirt, the qipao is unique in its ability to communicate both modesty and sensuousness. | After hugging Tom, Mary picked up her suitcase and left. | I like hugging Veronica. | Tom and Mary stopped hugging. | They stopped hugging. | Being away from her was unbearable torment, while being beside her, hugging her, kissing her, would mean to me reaching the seventh heaven. | Tom and Mary are hugging each other naked. | Tom always sleeps hugging his teddy bear.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of hugging: caressing / cuddling / fondling / kissing / necking / petting / smooching / snuggling
    • more generic words: arousal / foreplay / stimulation = mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
    • more specific word: snogging = cuddle and kiss

Phrases with Hugging

  1. Body-Hugging
  2. Tree-Hugging
  3. ground-hugging

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hugging

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Google previewTruth Love & Peace

Hugging is an amorous embracement, an intimate clinginess with affection. Hugging is the fastest possible direct communion. It's an amazing act in nature,

Hugging means the fraction is becoming the whole. Hope is the wish or desire for ...

Google previewEnergy Balancing Level I (2013)

A Holistic Guide to Wellness by James Minckler

Hugging is an instinct and a natural response to feelings of emotions. Hugging is also a science,

Hugging is a wonderful experience of unconditional love and a marvelous way to improve the quality of your life. Touching is an ...

Google preview100 things I love and hate about losing 100 lbs! (2016)

by Angela Hartshorn

Hugging is a good way to feel weak, and then strong. A hug can save a life. Hugs are free. Hugs are like life's brownies, but they do not cause weight gain. Hug someone. Hug someone for your own good. Go ahead, try it. HATE: Hugging is the ...

Google previewBiodanza Projections (2017)

by Margarita Karger

Hugging is a sweet medium to perceive the other, not only as a neighbor, but as a fellow. Through the hug, it is possible to reach the trance fusion of two identities in a larger identity. The hug in Biodanza is an act of encounter of self and with ...

Google previewThe Best Devotions of Barbara Johnson (2001)

by Barbara Johnson

Hugging is a miracle drug; look for an overworked, overdrawn, overlooked, overwrought (but basically fun) person and give 'em a squeeze! A. hug can relieve tension, improve blood flow, reduce stress, boost self-esteem, ...

Google previewGod Speaks Your Love Language (2009)

How to Feel and Reflect God's Love by Gary D. Chapman

” For Mary, hugging is a way of expressing love .

Google previewSurvivors Manual (2006)

by Mark H. Ford

Hugging is a matter of positioning. The higher up on a vertical plane the more likely a hug is just a friendly greeting or a protective, nurturing hug, whereas lower and tighter hugs are more intimate and less acceptable in casual relationships.

Google previewWomen in Tech (2016)

Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories by Tarah Wheeler

" Hugging is an actual professional skill, and among younger people is starting to replace the handshake altogether. You should definitely learn to hug in such a way that people are not uncomfortable with you.

Google previewPractical Conscious Creation (2011)

Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires by Jackie Lapin

Thus, hugging is an occasional occurrence. But touching is a powerful exercise in Conscious Creation. It allows you to pass your love, affection, admiration, gratitude, and appreciation in a visceral way. The more you touch, the more you send ...

Google previewLiving with Faith (2013)

A Guide to Understanding Ourselves, Others and God by Irwin Wiener

Hugging is a personal and impersonal way to extend our— selves. It is not as intimate as kissing, but it delivers a clear message of fondness. And even when we attend a funeral or some such disaster in our lives, we immediately begin or end ...

Google previewRudimentary treatise on Marine Engines and Steam Vessels (1852)

by Robert MURRAY (Civil Engineer)

Hugging is the expression used when one vessel is running so close in the wake of another as to be influenced ...

Google previewBreathe, You Are Alive! (2008)

The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing by Thich Nhat Hanh

Hugging is a deep practice.

Google previewHug Your Customers (2003)

STILL The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results by Jack Mitchell

Chapter 5 Hugging Is a Mind-set The very ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Dreams (1995)

by Gustavus Hindman Miller


Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Novel (2015)

by Abby H. P. Werlock, James P. Werlock

Hugging theShore. New York: Random House, ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Dream Dictionary (2007)

by Eve Adamson, Gayle Williamson

hugging 1. If you hug someone in your dream, you want to support someone who needs a mood or self-confidence boost, or you feel a strong affection ...

Google previewAmerican Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

To pul the arms around and hold close, especially as an expression of affection: hugging the baby. Same sign used for affection, affectionate, embrace. □ [Mime hugging someone] With the arms of both 5 hands crossed at the wrists, palms ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011)

by Jeffery D. Long

Literally “mother”; an epithet of the contemporary female guru Mātā Amritānandamayī, also called the “Hugging Saint.” AMRITĀNANDAMAYĪ, MĀTĀ ( 1953–). “Mother who is permeated with the bliss of immortality,” also widely known as Amma, ...

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Quotes about Hugging

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best. (George Eliot)
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Scrabble value of H4U1G2G2I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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