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American Sign Language: "hug"

The sign for "hug" can either use the "A" handshapes, like I do below, or you can grab onto the upper arms with "curved hands."


A double movement tends to be the noun form of "a hug" or it can mean the process of "hugging." 

A single movement tends to be the verb form of "give a hug." You might see some people twist the torso a bit for emphasis, but I wouldn't unless I wanted to describe an extended (long) hug.


Note: Deaf people hug more than Hearing people do.  It's a cultural thing.

Also see: LOVE

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