bear hug


bear hug
noun
1. a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent
Hypernyms: ↑wrestling hold
2. a takeover bid so attractive that the directors of the target company must approve it or risk shareholder protest
Hypernyms: ↑takeover attempt

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noun
: a rough tight embrace; specifically : a wrestling hold in which a contestant facing his opponent locks his arms around the opponent's back and forces him backwards to the mat

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1. a forcefully or heartily tight embrace.
2. Wrestling. a hold in which one contestant locks both arms around the other from the front in order to make the opponent fall backward.
[1920-25]

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bear hug noun
1. A hold in which one wraps one's arms tightly around one's opponent's arms and upper body (wrestling)
2. A similar tight hug
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Main Entry:bear

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bear hug UK US noun [countable] [singular bear hug plural bear hugs]
an act of putting your arms around someone and holding them tightly, because you are happy to see them or you want to show that you like them a lot
Thesaurus: expressing affection physicallysynonym changes in colour that show how you are feelinghyponym

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bear hug,
1. a crushing grasp of its victim by the forelegs of a bear.
2. a wrestling hold patterned on this, in which pressure is steadily applied to force the air out of the lungs.
3. Figurative. any rough or powerful embrace: »

The two friends greeted each other with bear hugs and much boisterous laughter.

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n. a rough, tight embrace

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noun, pl ⋯ hugs [count]
: a strong and rough hug : an act of showing affection by putting your arms around someone and squeezing very tightly

He gave his brother a bear hug.

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ˈbear hug [bear hug] noun
an act of showing affection for sb by holding them very tightly and strongly in your arms

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bear hug — (n.) 1876, from BEAR (Cf. bear) (n.) + HUG (Cf. hug) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bear hug — bear hugs N COUNT A bear hug is a rather rough, tight, affectionate hug …   English dictionary

  • bear hug — n an action in which you put your arms around someone and hold them very tightly because you like them or are pleased to see them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bear hug — bear ,hug noun count an act of putting your arms around someone and holding them tightly, because you are happy to see them or you want to show that you like them a lot …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bear hug — bear′ hug n. a forcefully or heartily tight embrace • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • bear hug — ► NOUN ▪ a rough, tight embrace …   English terms dictionary

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