bear up

verb

Definition of bear up

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  support, encourage

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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

1606

First Known Use of bear up

1606



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