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Definition of bear hug noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bear hug

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbeə hʌɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈber hʌɡ//
 
 
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an act of showing affection for somebody by holding them very tightly and strongly in your arms
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bear hug