bear hug

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a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent

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His players queued up to swamp him in tearful bearhugs.
Owens sneaks onto the dancefloor while I'm dancing to Morrissey and making eyes at a girl maybe born in the '90s, and bearhugs me.
Parents, brothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives, husband and children descended on them with bearhugs and tears as they finally held the people they thought they might lose.
Seeing him receiving bearhugs from Michael Owen and Gary McAllister as they paraded the UEFA Cup after their win over Alaves showed he was more than just a bit-part man.
You were expected to bring your bottle to work and exchange drams as you gave each other monumental bearhugs.