bear up

verb
Updated on: 18 Dec 2017

Definition of bear up

transitive verb
intransitive verb
: to summon up courage, resolution, or strength
  • bearing up under the strain

Examples of bear up in a Sentence

  1. repeatedly borne up in times of adversity by his faith

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First Known Use of bear up

1606



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