Grasp and Hug


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Grasp noun – The act or manner of holding.
Usage example: during the roller coaster ride, my date clutched my arm with a deathlike grasp

Hug is a synonym for grasp in embrace topic. In some cases you can use "Hug" instead the word "Grasp" as a verb or a noun.
Nearby Words: grasping, grasped, grasper
Synonyms for Grasp


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Hug verb – To put one's arms around and press tightly.
Usage example: Grandma hugged the grandchildren good-bye

Grasp is a synonym for hug in embrace topic. You can use "Grasp" instead the word "Hug" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as cling to.
Nearby Word: hugged
Synonyms for Hug

How words are described

good good grasp good hug
brief brief grasp brief hug
firm firm grasp firm hug
tight tight grasp tight hug
Other adjectives: strong, great, strange, last, verbal.

Common collocations

hands grasp hands hug hands
heads grasp heads hug heads
victims grasp victims hug victims
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