What is another word for bear hug?

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Noun
Any especially large, tight or enthusiastic hug
“Before I knew it though tears were streaming down my face and Marco reached over and wrapped me in a bear hug.”
Verb
To hug or clasp (someone or each other) in the arms tightly
“He got along with everybody but had a mean streak in him, and at times would grab Kirk and bear hug him to the point of almost breathlessness.”
Verb
To touch or stroke lovingly
Verb
Surround; envelop
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