bear hug(redirected from Bear hugging)
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A rough, tight hug.
1. (Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which the arms are locked tightly round an opponent's chest and arms
2. any similar tight embrace
3. (Commerce) commerce an approach to the board of one company by another to indicate that an offer is to be made for their shares
to give someone a bear hug
a forcefully or heartily tight embrace.
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|Noun||1.||bear hug - a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent|
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
|2.||bear hug - a takeover bid so attractive that the directors of the target company must approve it or risk shareholder protest|
takeover attempt - an attempt to take control of a corporation