bear hug

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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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By the time captain Oliver Risser and defender Aden Flint had fired home in the second half Di Canio had really warmed to the task, bearhugging his players as they were subbed.