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|"Hug" not the same meaning?
Written by Graciela
(4/22/2010 2:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Neither did "hug" nfm, penned by CarolTS
To HUG, (hug) u. a. To press close in an embrace; to fondle ; to treat with tenderness ; to hold fast; to gripe in wrestling ; to applaud or congratulate one's self, on account of supposed advantage or superiority.
Modern meaning (The American HeritageŽ Dictionary):
2. To hold steadfastly to; cherish: He still hugs his outmoded beliefs.
3. To stay close to: a sailboat hugging the shore.
2. A crushing embrace, as in wrestling.
Most of the meanings are the same.
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