bear hug

[ bair-huhg ]SEE DEFINITION OF bear hug

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAR HUG

Georgie came and was received with a bear hug and a shower of kisses.

How are your ribs feeling, after that bear hug you got this afternoon?

Never mind your cap; I must give you a bear hug, if I die for it.

With that he shakes me by both hands, gives me a bear hug, and rushes off.

He clapped his arms around me at once and gave me a bear hug.

Then over their own clasping had come the man's bear hug and little laughs and screams from her pretty mother.

The Rough Red jerked him to his feet, delivered a bear hug that nearly crushed his ribs, and pounded him mightily on the back.

"We've lost a lot of time, I'm afraid," said Ethelwyn after they had given her a bear hug and a kiss.

If Charles stepped inside it, the man would grab him in a bear hug and knife him in the back.

He threw his great arms about me and gave me a "bear hug," and then held me at arms' length and looked me over.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEAR HUG

clasping

verbgrab tightly
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