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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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Suppose it's the very beginning of a deal and, as an adviser, I think we should send a bearhug letter and tender unfriendly the next day, and you don't think that's the right move.
I can't think of one of us who didn't entertain these impulses at least briefly - specially when in the bearhug of an instructor who was squashing your diaphragm or vibrating your tense chest or probing your ironclad jaw in an effort to unlock the giant muscle-mass that kept it clenched, all the while exhorting you to "stay in the room," keep speaking the text, stay in eye contact with everybody else.
James Milner followed for Henderson, who was granted a deserved standing ovation and a bearhug from his manager.
"Another female worker was grabbed in a bearhug by a customer as she was carrying a tray full of glasses.
At the event, some very special guests, the Chatting family, helped unveil the final Big Sleuth bear, 'Bearhug', who was brought to life in honour of the brave children, like fiveyear-old Carter Chatting, cared for at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
The number one request I get for grip information concerns the grips formerly offered by BearHug Grips.
He said Alice lunged at him and he went towards her, planning to put her in a bearhug to stop her stabbing him.
The Olde Young Tea House and The Bearhug Company HQ, both on Grange Road in Middlesbrough town centre, are urging anyone with information to come forward after being targeted by burglars.
Although I came to know the .41 Magnum late, about 15 years after it first arrived, I finally fell for the Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum and eventually wound up with a pair of 4-inch Model 57's stocked with exotic Skeeter Skelton Kingwood grips by BearHug, followed by an 8-3/8-inch version, which also wears BearHug grips of very deep red bloodwood and then just recently, a 6-inch nickel-plated .41 sixgun currently gripped with Herrett's Jordan Trooper stocks of walnut.
Gwyn's son, Aled, received a bearhug from his dad once the verdict was delivered.
Look, if a guy you didn't like gave you a bearhug or flirted, you would not encourage him, but there would be no need to "confront" him.
Roache then left the dock and walked to the door of the courtroom where he was embraced in a bearhug by his minder and for the first time he smiled broadly.