Examples of bear hug in a Sentence
He gave his brother a bear hug.
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Within seconds, Johnson, a Kansas recruit, was embraced in a massive bear hug by her adoring teammates.
And, rather than run from that characterization or try to create some healthy distance between himself and the wildly unpredictable President, Pence sprinted toward Trump and laid a massive bear hug on him.
They both were pushed and one of them got an entire bear hug.
After Hanley Ramirez's hard line drive to right field was caught to end a 1-2-3 first inning, Colon walked up to his countryman and former teammate — at this point, who isn't a former Colon teammate? — and Ramirez gave him a bear hug.
That moment saw a repeat for the pop star's second performance at the festival on Saturday night (April 21), but gravity got in the way of a bear hug and sent the Knowles siblings tumbling to the floor.
The nickname in political circles comes from the seasoned lawmaker's signature bear hugs.
But the rules allow a variety of physical holds ranging from a bear hug to a restraint that’s used to pin a student face-down on the ground and has been blamed for asphyxiation deaths at some U.S. schools.
Manuel held Beilein in the air in a tight, two-armed, bear hug in the Alamodome.
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BEAR-HUG Defined for English Language Learners
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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