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bear hug

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bârhug′)


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Also see: hug
Inflections of 'bear hug' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bear-hugs
v 3rd person singular
bear-hugging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bear-hugged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bear-hugged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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Sense: Noun: ursine mammal
Synonyms:
ursine, ursus, bear cub, cub , polar bear, grizzly bear, brown bear, black bear, bruin (literary), ursine mammal, koala bear (non-standard), panda bear (non-standard), teddy bear, teddy
Sense: Noun: irritable person - US, informal
Synonyms:
grouch, crank (US, informal), grump (informal), crab , grinch (US), grumbler, whiner, sourpuss (informal), bellyacher (US, slang), curmudgeon, grouser (informal), growler (informal), misery-guts (informal)
Sense: Verb: tolerate
Synonyms:
tolerate, stand , take , put up with (informal), handle , stick out, deal with (informal), cope with, stomach , abide , withstand , swallow (informal), endure , sustain , suffer , accept
Sense: Verb: accept
Synonyms:
accept , shoulder , assume , take on, take , shoulder the burden of
Sense: Verb: hold up
Synonyms:
hold up, hold , support , sustain , uphold , withstand , carry , underpin , brace , bolster , shore up, prop up, keep up, undergird (formal), contain
Sense: Verb: bring forth
Synonyms:
bring forth, give birth to, produce , have , yield , birth , beget, engender, bring about, result in, develop , give off, give out, generate
Sense: Verb: possess as a characteristic
Synonyms:
have , show , exhibit , display , possess , be in possession of, own , hold , wear , brandish, show off, flaunt
Sense: Verb: have feelings
Synonyms:
have , hold , harbor , harbour (UK), hold on to, hang on to, carry , cling to, retain , nurse , nurture , feel , can't shake (informal)
Sense: Verb: carry or hold
Synonyms:
transport , haul , carry , shoulder , lug , pack , cart , convey , transmit, truck , hold , contain
Sense: Verb: behave - followed by 'yourself'
Synonyms:
behave , act , conduct yourself, comport yourself (formal), carry yourself, hold yourself, acquit yourself
Sense: Verb: move in a given direction
Synonyms:
head , aim , turn , go , veer, move , steer , run , lead , extend , drive , walk , take

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