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bear

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1 a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work
  • The upcoming kitchen renovation sounds like a real bear.
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2 an irritable and complaining person
  • You've been a real bear lately—are you having a bad week?
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bear

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1 to bring forth from the womb
  • Fortunately, she turned out to be able to bear children after all.
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give birth to

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2 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • I can't bear the thought of losing a loved one.
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live with, lump (it), stand for, tough out (it)

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3 to have a relation or connection
  • I just found another fact that bears on this issue.
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have to do with

4 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction
  • The road bears left after the second traffic light.
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5 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • The wooden bridge will only bear one truck at a time.
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6 to keep in one's mind or heart
  • I'm not one to bear grudges.
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hang on to, hold on to

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7 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way
  • She bore herself well in her first public speaking event.
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8 to support and take from one place to another
  • The rescue team came bearing much-needed food and supplies.
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10 to wear or have on one's person
  • the right to bear arms
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11 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
  • The path will bear north after that marked tree.
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12 to have as a requirement
  • The patient's condition bears watching.
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call for

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13 to have within
  • gold-bearing ore
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14 to occupy a place or location
  • A hot, humid air mass is now bearing just south of the Gulf Coast.
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15 to produce as revenue
  • an interest-bearing savings account
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Synonym Discussion of bear

bear, suffer, endure, abide, tolerate, stand mean to put up with something trying or painful. bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking.
    • forced to bear a tragic loss
suffer often suggests acceptance or passivity rather than courage or patience in bearing.
    • suffering many insults
endure implies continuing firm or resolute through trials and difficulties.
    • endured years of rejection
abide suggests acceptance without resistance or protest.
    • cannot abide their rudeness
tolerate suggests overcoming or successfully controlling an impulse to resist, avoid, or resent something injurious or distasteful.
    • refused to tolerate such treatment
stand emphasizes even more strongly the ability to bear without discomposure or flinching.
    • unable to stand teasing


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