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Examples of bear hug in a Sentence
He gave his brother a bear hug.
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Here comes Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel, speeding around the edge — full throttle — grabbing Vikings quarterback Case Keenum in a bear hug and tossing him to the turf, like a kid throwing a teddy bear down to the carpet from the top bunk.
Khan throws his hands up, jumps a bit, and wraps Mackintosh in a bear hug.
Screaming at Baker, Contreras bounced around like a boxer before a fight, with Baez likely saving him from a suspension with a bear hug.
Cynics might argue that Trump’s multiple national bear hugs — full of unity, loyalty, and love — are mere words to appease his critics.
As soon as the game was over, Jones got a bear hug by a player only to be injured in the act.
According to a news release from police in the southwest suburb, the woman was walking home from work about 7:45 p.m. when she was approached from behind by a man who placed her in a bear hug and threw her to the ground.
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First Known Use of bear hug
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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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