bear hugnoun [ C ]uk /ˈbeə ˌhʌɡ/ us /ˈber ˌhʌɡ/
Examples from literature
- He clapped his arms around me at once and gave me a bear hug.
- He put his long arms around her waist and gave her a good bear hug.
- She picked Teddy up and gave him a great bear hug.
- Tom greeted him with a bear hug.
- You know we care to go, laughed Mary Jane and she jumped up and gave him a big bear hug.