bear off


transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

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

Word History


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“Bear off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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