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bear hug

1. a wrestling hold in which the arms are locked tightly round an opponent's chest and arms
2. Commerce an approach to the board of one company by another to indicate that an offer is to be made for their shares
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The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets, in need of a helping paw.
Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundationis committed to making life more bearable for children, families, and pets in need of a helping paw.
The company's giving effort is led by its two foundations--the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.
Hertzberg, who was known in Sacramento as a generous giver of bear hugs, emerged from the meeting arm-in-arm with his political opponent.
23 CDN), a dollar goes toward the support of children's health and wellness causes through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.
Offering up the award to his ``Last Samurai'' co-star Ken Watanabe after exchanging several bear hugs, Cruise gushed, ``It is not often that you get a chance to share the screen with an artist from an entirely different culture and in the process I was able to make a very good friend.
In addition to developing the Bear Hugs program for CHSFS, iq offered pro-bono professional services that assisted in the marketing of the 17th Annual Polo Classic Event.
Then word of his impending return arrived Wednesday morning, and the Woodland Hills couple realized they could save on overseas postage and deliver the package - plus a few bonus bear hugs - in person.