bear hug

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a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent

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a takeover bid so attractive that the directors of the target company must approve it or risk shareholder protest

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But at the roar of laughter that greeted his inversion, Bettles released the bear-hug and turned fiercely on them.
She also presented Banks with a pounamu necklace before being given a number of US-style bear-hugs in return.
AS a Russian repair man bear-hugs an air conditioner 16 floors up, this is one situation crying out for a safety nyet.