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bunny hug

1. A sweatshirt with a hood and large front pockets. The term is not used outside the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. Primarily heard in Canada. I love this bunny hug, it's so warm and comfortable.
2. A ballroom dance characterized by a syncopated, ragtime rhythm, popular in the US in the early 1900s. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Although it's not as popular as other dances anymore, I still enjoy doing the bunny hug.
See also: bunny, hug

bear hug

A strong and often immobilizing type of embrace. Jane was so excited to see her dad for the first time since his military deployment, she ran to him, wrapped her arms around him, and gave him a long bear hug.
See also: bear, hug

commode-hugging drunk

slang Intoxicated to the point of vomiting. (A commode is a toilet, which one may "hug" while vomiting into it.) I found Henry sleeping on the bathroom floor, so he must have been commode-hugging drunk last night.
See also: drunk

ass-out hug

rude slang A hug in which one or both parties try to limit their physical contact (as by sticking their buttocks out). Come on, don't give me the ass-out hug—get in here, buddy! I'm not a very affectionate person, so I'm a big fan of the ass-out hug.
See also: hug

commode-hugging drunk

Sl. heavily alcohol intoxicated; drunk and vomiting. Willie got commode-hugging drunk in the space of two hours.
See also: drunk

commode-hugging drunk

mod. heavily alcohol intoxicated; drunk and vomiting. I could tell by the sounds coming from the bathroom that Ernie had come home commode-hugging drunk again.
See also: drunk

hug the porcelain god(dess)

and hug the throne
tv. to vomit; to vomit while holding on to the toilet seat. By “hug the porcelain god” I assume you are referring to vomiting into the toilet bowl? The girls drank a lot of beer and two of them spent the night hugging the porcelain god.
See also: goddess, hug, porcelain

hug the throne

See also: hug, throne

hug the porcelain god

See also: god, hug, porcelain

bear hug

An affectionate, sometimes overwhelming embrace. In wrestling it is also known as a body lock; in business it is an aggressive offer for a takeover. But the cliché refers simply to the embrace, as in “Jane met him with a handshake, but he responded by giving her a bear hug.”
See also: bear, hug
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He said: "Thanks to the word cwtch, hugging is part of Welsh culture.
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In the official record books the two people have to be hugging at all times, even when weeing or eating, and they're not allowed to move from the one spot, which makes weeing interesting.
I would instigate the hugging myself, but at my age I could get arrested, so I shall make myself available - mainly in the bar of a local hostelry - and accept all and every hug of goodwill that comes my way.
As argued below, hugging and other forms of normal physical contact are important to the emotional and behavioral development of children.
Hugging, a sign of peace, could get you in trouble.
Semaan said the event had received a range of responses, from those who were "very happy" to those who criticised the choice of picture for the event: a white tiger hugging a man.
In Dalton, American Forests' Historic Tree Program Director Jennifer Rankin participated in a celebration of the historic Liberty Trees, which included some tree hugging as well.
Dear Editor, Where's the craze for men hugging each other come from.
Hugging and other forms of touch are important to people of all ages.
This summer, the Trust hopes to get everyone hugging to add even more ancient trees to its records on www.
The study by researchers at the University of North Carolina, analysed the stress and hormone levels of couples after hugging.