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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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Dad-of-10 John, who has had two hip replacements, got Barnes, 28, in a bearhug as he tried to steal some of his prized model railway collection.
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He then grabbed her in a bearhug before sinking his teeth into her cheek.
The heroic pair backed onto the street in Newark on January 6, 2016, before Sgt McIvor lunged and grabbed the man with the gun in a bearhug, and began to wrestle with him.
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.
He had earlier provided one of the shots of the night at the No headquarters by lifting an ectastic campaigner off her feet for a bearhug and enthusiastic snog.
NO RUSSIAN BEARHUG Christofias, whose government took a 2.5 billion euro ($3.2 billion) loan from Moscow in 2011, is no longer the president of Cyprus and is not involved in the torrid efforts to try to agree a bailout package with the EU and IMF.
After blowing kisses to the audience and giving a big bearhug to Eddie, Roth was waving a checkered flag signaling another successful finish without anyone on stage killing each other.