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hug (h˄g) v.t. Hugged, hugging, hugs.
To clasp or hold closely, especially in one's arms: embrace or enfold as in affection.
An affectionate embrace.
What dictionary definitions fail to point out is that hugging feels good and that, among its many benefits, a hug can dispel loneliness, overcome fear, help curb appetite and even slow down aging. With a cheerful mix of whimsy and seriousness, Kathleen Keating provides in this collection a small armoury of affection which is guaranteed to promote health and happiness and to equip the reader with the restorative skills of a qualified hug therapist.