Synonyms and Antonyms of bear–hug

  1. to put one's arms around and press tightly <elated team members bear-hugging everyone in sight> Synonyms bear-hug, clasp, crush, enclasp, enfold, grasp, hug, strainRelated Words clamp, cling, cradle, grab, grip, hold; bosom, embosom, encircle, entwine, envelop, enwind; fold, lock, twine, wrap; cuddle, fondle, nestle, nuzzle, pat, pet, snuggle, stroke

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