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

bear hug

An affectionate, sometimes overwhelming embrace. In wrestling it is also known as a body lock; in business it is an aggressive offer for a takeover. But the cliché refers simply to the embrace, as in “Jane met him with a handshake, but he responded by giving her a bear hug.”
See also: bear, hug
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Speculation has run the gamut, beginning with MOMA insiders like Storr and recent hire Gary Garrels (MoMA's chief curator of drawings), both of whose embrace of the contemporary could fairly be described as a bear hug. Though neither Storr nor Garrels boasts Varnedoe's modernist credentials and academic pedigree, the former is an engaged critic and an eloquent writer and speaker, while the latter is an extra-able diplomat known for effective patron lobbying on behalf of an ambitious acquisition program during his previous tenure at SF MOMA.
When Bush sees me tomorrow, he'll give me a big bear hug. That's just his way."--John LaBombard, driver of Bush's New Hampshire campaign bus, quoted in The New Hampshire Sunday News, January 21, 2001.
The district granted summary judgment for the defendants, holding that a jail officer who fought with the inmate had not employed excessive force when he grabbed the inmate in a bear hug in a good faith effort to restore order, even though the inmate claimed that the officer took advantage of the situation to administer additional blows.
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Mr Modi nevertheless welcomed Mr Trudeau yesterday with his signature bear hug at a formal outdoor ceremony.
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"He came right up to me and got me in a huge bear hug. His arms were all over my back, right around me so his hands were touching the sides of my breasts.