bear hug

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bear hug (plural bear hugs)

  1. Any especially large, tight or enthusiastic hug, usually friendly and especially between males.
    Granddad scooped up the child in a big bear hug.
  2. (business) A hostile takeover effort in which one firm offers to buy the other firm at a share price too high to refuse.
  3. (wrestling) A hold with the arms around the opponent.