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bear hug

noun

Simple Definition of bear hug

  • : a strong and rough hug : an act of showing affection by putting your arms around someone and squeezing very tightly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bear hug

  1. :  a rough tight embrace

Examples of bear hug in a sentence

  1. He gave his brother a bear hug.



1921

First Known Use of bear hug

1921


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