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bear hug

n.
A rough, tight hug.

bear hug

n
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
vb (tr)
to give someone a bear hug

bear′ hug`


n.
a forcefully or heartily tight embrace.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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This time he dealt well with the set-pieces which were slung into his box and a rare clean sheet earned him a bearhug from a beaming Gerrard, who was waiting to embrace his teammates at the mouth of the tunnel.
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This time he dealt well with the set-pieces which were slung into his box and a rare clean sheet earned him a bearhug from a beaming Steven Gerrard, who was waiting to embrace his teammates This time he dealt well with the set-pieces which were slung into his box and a rare clean sheet earned him a bearhug from a beaming Steven Gerrard, who was waiting to embrace his team-at the mouth of the tunnel.
After leaving, he spent some time looking at the market and catching up on where the demand was, after "nicking" the name Bearhug from a cousin who was planning to set up a band with that name, but was a bit slow off the mark.
41 Magnum and eventually wound up with a pair of 4-inch Model 57's stocked with exotic Skeeter Skelton Kingwood grips by BearHug, followed by an 8-3/8-inch version, which also wears BearHug grips of very deep red bloodwood and then just recently, a 6-inch nickel-plated .
Winslow dropped the duck, yanked the dog up into a bearhug.
Not surprisingly, this last part is the most politically focused of the three, for Cooper played a crucial role first in preparing the way for a smooth transition to power in post-Vichy France, then in nudging that nation away from the Soviet bearhug and toward the gentler Western embrace.
A drained but delighted Graeme Souness grabbed his personal team of Dean Saunders, Alan Murray and Terry McDermott in an emotional bearhug of joy in front of United's dug-out as 50,000 Geordies roared their relief and celebration at an ebb-and-flow 3-2 victory.
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Suppose it's the very beginning of a deal and, as an adviser, I think we should send a bearhug letter and tender unfriendly the next day, and you don't think that's the right move.