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To Embrace, To Hold, To Cherish, To Bear
transitive verb, godan verb
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means hug and the verb vocab version is to hug or to embrace. 抱いて抱いて！
What are you going to hug? How about a cute duck (だく), or even just your dad (だ). Duckを抱く?
The mother bear embraced her baby and licked it all over its face.