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synonyms for bear hug

  • embrace
  • enfoldment
  • hug
  • scissors
  • squeeze
  • tight embrace
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How to use bear hug in a sentence

Many British Ferns evidence a marked tendency to “sport,” and this is a fact which the beginner should always bear in mind.
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The bear laughed and joined his companion, and the torpedo thundered away.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
This may be done by taking the humming tone and bringing to bear upon it a strong pressure of energy.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
But he walked up and down the room and forced himself to listen, though he could scarcely bear it, I could see.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
But such refuge, he knew, could avail him nothing if the bear should scent him out and search for him.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
An old weather-beaten bear-hunter stepped forward, squirting out his tobacco juice with all imaginable deliberation.
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Eve, too, lovely as she is, seems to bear no likelihood of resemblance to Milton's superb mother of mankind.
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WORDS RELATED TO BEAR HUG

  • bear hug
  • brush
  • buss
  • clinch
  • clutch
  • coddle
  • cosset
  • cuddle
  • dandle
  • embrace
  • feel
  • fondle
  • graze
  • handle
  • hug
  • kiss
  • make love
  • massage
  • mug
  • neck
  • nestle
  • nuzzle
  • pat
  • pet
  • play around
  • rub
  • squeeze
  • stroke
  • toy
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