bear little relationship to/with

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bear little relationship to/with

:to be very different from :to have no obvious connection to
  • Her earlier paintings bear little relationship to her later work.

Word by Word Definitions

bear play
  1. : any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh

  2. : a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person

  3. : one that sells securities or commodities in expectation of a price decline — compare bull

  1. : to accept or allow oneself to be subjected to especially without giving way

  2. : to call for as suitable or essential

  3. : assume, accept

little play
  1. : not big: such as

  2. : small in size or extent : tiny

  3. : young

  1. : in only a small quantity or degree : slightly

  2. : not at all

  3. : rarely, infrequently

  1. : a small amount, quantity, or degree

  2. : a short time

  3. : a short distance

relationship play
  1. : the state of being related or interrelated

  2. : the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: such as

  3. : kinship


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