squeeze (someone) tightly in one’s arms, typically to express affection.“he hugged her close to him”
hold (something) tightly around or against part of one’s body.“he hugged his knees to his chest”
fit tightly round.“a pair of jeans that hugged the contours of his body”
A hug is an international form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely.
A hug, sometimes in association with a kiss, is a form of nonverbal communication. Depending on culture, context and relationship, a hug can indicate familiarity, love, affection, friendship, brotherhood or sympathy. A hug can indicate support, comfort, and consolation, particularly where words are insufficient. A hug usually demonstrates affection and emotional warmth, sometimes arising from joy or happiness when reunited with someone or seeing someone absent after a long time.