Synonyms to bear hug

bite, clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, cling, clinging, clutch, death grip, embrace, enfoldment, firm hold, foothold, footing, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, hold, hug, iron grip, nip, purchase, seizure, squeeze, tight grip, toehold, lock, aboideau, accord, agree, air lock, answer to, articulate, assent, assort with, authority, bang, bar, barricade, barrier, batten, batten down, be consistent, be of one, be uniform with, bind, block, block up, blockade, bolt, buckle, butt, button, button up, cage, catch, cessation, check, chime, chock, choke, choke off, clap, cleat, clip, close, close off, close out, close tight, close up, cohere, coincide, command, commit, concur, confine, conform, conform with, consist with, constrain, constrict, contain, contract, control, coop up, cooperate, correspond, cover, crimp, crowd, curl, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, deadlock, debar, detain, dock gate, dog, dovetail, dying down, ebb, ebbing, engage, entangle, entwine, exclude, fall in together, fasten, fit together, fix, fix on, fix upon, flood-hatch, floodgate, fold, fold up, follow, frizz, frizzle, full nelson, full st