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bears

verb
present tense third-person singular of bear

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to bring forth from the womb
  • luckily, she turned out to be able to bear children after all

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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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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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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 violence in that country bears watching if the world wants to avoid a serious international conflict

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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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bears

noun
plural of 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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“Bears.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bears. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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