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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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On behalf of the bear squad, here's a great big bear hug to the Filipino fans for not just supporting the show, but also all of the activities of our adorable bear bros," exclaimed Jia Salindong-Du, Turner Philippines Country Manager.
Mindful that the children are having their first schooling experiences, Bear Hugs lets the values of kindness and patience dictate each child's learning curve, in the belief that the best way to foster a bright future for a child is simply to create the right atmosphere to inspire one.
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.
For students in Professor Michael Maloney's psychology and sociology classes this spring, that service equated into bear hugs for young hospital patients.
Among floral tributes in the hearse, one read: "To Steven, whose warmth, humour and bear hugs will be sadly missed".
The newest version of the archdiocese's Decree on Child Protection also prohibits bear hugs, lap-sitting and piggyback rides.