bear hug


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bear hug

A strong and often immobilizing type of embrace. Jane was so excited to see her dad for the first time since his military deployment, she ran to him, wrapped her arms around him, and gave him a long bear hug.
See also: bear, hug
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While the bear hug photo was widely viewed on the Internet, the publicity was not entirely positive for Big Apple Pizza.
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PHOTO : From Bear Hug Grips--the "Skeeter Skelton Style" zebrawood handgun grip.
Patrick and I had a competition at the end to see who could give out the best bear hug - well, of course, I won that one, paws down
He agreed with Judge O'Connor that the alleged clinch could be described as a bear hug.
Warm And Easy nods to the drug culture of the dance scene, while Bear Hug is playful and cheeky.
A source said: "Luke's a really bubbly kid and when he saw Olly he bounded up to him and gave him a bear hug.
In one a man grabbed a woman in a bear hug as she was walking.
The victim was walking a few yards behind her friend as they made their way home when she was grabbed from behind in a bear hug.
The author of 'My Booky Wook 2' embraced another reader into a bear hug while signing a copy of his second autobiography at Barnes and Noble in New York.
A fight broke out and O'Brien put Woodward in a bear hug and bit him three times.
Written and illustrated by Nicholas Oldland, "Big Bear Hug" is a joyous romp of a story about a bear who loves everything and everyone so much that he gives them all big bear hugs.
He grabbed the man in a bear hug and pulled him over the barrier to safety.
Then he gave Will Smith, Jaden's dad and co-star, a bear hug before taking a seat with Katie Holmes in the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood.
What: Bear hug followed by three quick kisses to alternate cheeks, sometimes with one directly on the lips