Hug vs Imbrace - What's the difference?

hug | imbrace |


As a noun hug

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As a verb imbrace is

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hug

English

(wikipedia hug)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An affectionate close embrace.
  • Verb

    (hugg)
  • (obsolete) To crouch; huddle as with cold.
  • (Palsgrave)
  • To cling closely together.
  • To embrace by holding closely, especially in the arms.
  • To stay close to (the shore etc.)
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  • (figurative) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
  • * Glanvill
  • We hug deformities if they bear our names.

    Synonyms

    * accoll (obsolete) * coll * embrace

    See also

    * cuddle * huggle * kiss * snuggle * squeeze

    Derived terms

    * body-hugging ----

    imbrace

    English

    Verb

    (imbrac)
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