Bear Hug

Business / Finance / Bear Hug: Often used in risk arbitrage. Hostile takeover attempt in which the acquirer offers an exceptionally large premium over the market value of the acquiree's share so as to as to squeeze (hug) the target into acceptance.

Other Words for Bear

Bear Verb Synonyms: carry, transport, convey, move, take, tote

Other Words for Hug

Hug Noun Synonyms: embrace, clasp, squeeze, cuddle, snuggle, literary clip
Hug Verb Synonyms: follow closely, cling to, stay or keep near or close to


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Hugo Award

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Load Bearing Wall

Business / Construction / Load Bearing Wall: Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a support beam or girder. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate. MORE

Nonbearing Wall

Business / Construction / Nonbearing Wall: A wall supporting no load other than its own weight. MORE

Electronic Bearing Line (EBL)

Technology / Radar / Electronic Bearing Line (EBL): An EBL control is used to display the relative or true bearing of a target on the display. The ebl is moved with the cursor, and the bearing is usually read at the bottom of the screen in degrees. One MORE

Dollar Bears

Business / Finance / Dollar Bears: T 10 stocks of the 30 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average with the most depressed prices and consequently the highest yields. The investor buying these stocks speculates that they will bounce back ove MORE