What is another word for hugging?

327 synonyms found


[ hˈʌɡɪŋ], [ hˈʌɡɪŋ], [ h_ˈʌ_ɡ_ɪ_ŋ]

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The hugging epidemic is sweeping the nation and is causing serious health consequences. Surprisingly, many people are unaware of the dangers of hugging, and as a result, are harming their health by hugging without thinking.

The problem with hugging is that people hug in an uncontrolled way. When people hug, they put their whole body into the embrace and they rely on the other person to keep them upright. This leads to the body being compressed, whereby the muscles and tendons in the carotid arteries and other neck structures near the larynx are put under tremendous pressure.

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