Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to hug or embrace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To embrace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut off; clip, as the hair of the head; poll.
  • To cut; cut short; lop; prune.
  • To cut obliquely.
  • To embrace; caress by embracing the neck.
  • To insnare.
  • A dialectal variant of cold.
  • See col-.
  • n. An act of embracing; an embrace, especially about the neck.
  • n. An abbreviation of college
  • n. of collegiate.

Etymologies

From French coler, acoler ‘accoll, throw arms round neck of’, ultimately Latin ad + collum ‘neck’. (Wiktionary)

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