He would threaten, cajole, flirt, flatter, hug, and get the bill passed.
Said goodbye to Cindy, he gave me a hug, and he said, "We fought the good fight, we did all we could do."
“A hug: a request I was not expecting,” he writes before describing his embrace with her.
1560s, hugge "to embrace," of unknown origin; perhaps from Old Norse hugga "to comfort," from hugr "courage, mood," from Proto-Germanic *hugjan, related to Old English hycgan "to think, consider," Gothic hugs "mind, soul, thought." Other have noted the similarity in some senses to German hegen "to foster, cherish," originally "to enclose with a hedge." Related: Hugged; hugging. The noun was originally (1610s) a hold in wrestling. Meaning "affectionate embrace" is from 1650s.