bear hug

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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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