bear off

verb

transitive verb

1
a
: to ward off
b
: to remove to a distance : to keep off or clear from rubbing against anything
bear off a boat
2
: gain : carry off (something, such as a prize)

intransitive verb

1
: to steer away
2
: to remove the backgammon pieces finally from the board after they are all home

Word History

Etymology

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“Bear off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bear%20off. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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