bear-hug

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verb \ ˈber-ˌhəg \

Definition of bear-hug

transitive verb
:to embrace in a bear hug

First Known Use of bear-hug

1887


bear hug

noun

Definition of bear hug

:a rough tight embrace

Examples of bear hug in a Sentence

  1. He gave his brother a bear hug.

First Known Use of bear hug

1846


BEAR-HUG Defined for English Language Learners

bear hug

noun

Definition of bear hug for English Language Learners

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


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