from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rough, tight hug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any especially large, tight or enthusiastic hug, usually friendly and especially between men
  • n. in business, a hostile takeover effort in which one firm offers to buy the other firm at a share price too high to refuse
  • n. in wrestling, a hold with the arms around the opponent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a takeover bid so attractive that the directors of the target company must approve it or risk shareholder protest
  • n. a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent


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