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bear hug

noun [C]  us   /ˈbeər ˌhʌɡ/
the action of putting your arms around someone and holding that person against you tightly
Translations of “bear hug”
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊緊的擁抱,熊抱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧紧的拥抱…
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