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bear-hug

[bair-huhg] /ˈbɛərˌhʌg/
verb (used with object), bear-hugged, bear-hugging.
1.
to greet with or hold in a bear hug:
eager fans bear-hugging the victorious team.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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