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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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A 12-year-old boy who weighs almost 12st has been charged with murder after he gave a six-year-old playmate a bear-hug and then dropped her during a game of tag.
When the examiner told her she'd passed she hugged him and leapt out of the car to bear-hug her instructor.
But after giving Mr Maille a mock love-bite and grabbing him in a bear-hug, Evans bit a chunk out of his right nostril.