1. hugging

noun. ['ˈhʌgɪŋ'] affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs).


  • caressing
  • stimulation
  • petting
  • smooching
  • snuggling
  • arousal
  • kissing
  • snogging
  • cuddling
  • foreplay
  • necking

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Words that Rhyme with Hugging

  • debugging
  • snugging
  • slugging
  • shrugging
  • plugging
  • drugging
  • tugging
  • mugging
  • lugging
  • bugging

Example sentences of the word hugging

1. Noun, singular or mass
Routine touch in the forms of hugging, hand-holding and cuddling can strengthen your bond and create passion.

Quotes containing the word hugging

1. I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2. We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail.
- David Sedaris, Naked

3. This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!
- Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

2. ground-hugging

adjective. of plants that grow relatively low to the ground.


  • flat-growing
  • low


  • tall
  • superior
  • up