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  • 41bear — bear1 W1 [beə US ber] v past tense bore [bo: US bo:r] past participle borne [bo:n US bo:rn] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(deal with something)¦ 2 can t bear something 3 bear (something) in mind 4¦(accept/be responsible for)¦ 5¦(support)¦ 6¦(sign/mark)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 42bear — I UK [beə(r)] / US [ber] verb [transitive] Word forms bear : present tense I/you/we/they bear he/she/it bears present participle bearing past tense bore UK [bɔː(r)] / US [bɔr] past participle borne UK [bɔː(r)n] / US [bɔrn] *** 1) [usually in… …

    English dictionary

  • 43bear — 1 verb past tense bore past participle borne (T) 1 can t bear a) to dislike something or someone so much that they make you very annoyed or impatient: Oh, I can t bear that man he really irritates me! | I just can t bear that kind of selfishness …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 44bear — I [[t]be͟ə(r)[/t]] VERB USES ♦♦ bears, bearing, bore, borne (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB If you bear something somewhere, you carry it there or take it there.… …

    English dictionary

  • 45bear — I. /bɛə / (say bair) verb (bore /bɔ/ (say baw) or, Archaic, bare, borne or born, bearing) – …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 46bear — 1. v. (past bore; past part. borne, born) Usage: In the passive born is used with reference to birth (e.g. was born in July), except for borne by foll. by the name of the mother (e.g. was borne by Sarah). 1 tr. carry, bring, or take (esp.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 47bear — I n. 1) the black; brown; grizzly; Kodiak; polar bear 2) a teddy bear 3) bears hibernate II v. 1) (formal) (A; the omission of to is rare) ( to carry ) the servants were bearing food to the guests 2) (A; used without to) ( to give birth to ) she… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 48bear — I [[t]bɛər[/t]] v. bore, borne born, bear•ing 1) to hold up or support: The columns bear the weight of the roof[/ex] 2) to give birth to: to bear a child[/ex] 3) to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit[/ex] 4) to sustain or be… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 49bear*/ — [beə] (past tense bore [bɔː] ; past participle borne [bɔːn] ) verb [T] I 1) if you cannot bear someone or something, you do not like them at all or cannot accept them Most of her friends can t bear her husband.[/ex] She couldn t bear the thought… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 50bear — bear1 verb (past bore; past participle borne) 1》 carry or convey.     ↘have as an attribute or visible mark. 2》 support (a weight). 3》 [with negative] manage to tolerate: I can t bear it. 4》 give birth to (a child).     ↘(of a tree or plant)… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 51bear up — verb endure cheerfully (Freq. 1) She bore up under the enormous strain • Hypernyms: ↑digest, ↑endure, ↑stick out, ↑stomach, ↑bear, ↑stand, ↑tolerate, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 52bear — verb 1) I come bearing gifts Syn: carry, bring, transport, move, convey, take, fetch, deliver, tote, lug 2) the bag bore my name Syn: display, exhibit …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 53bear on — verb 1. be relevant to (Freq. 2) There were lots of questions referring to her talk My remark pertained to your earlier comments • Syn: ↑refer, ↑pertain, ↑relate, ↑concern, ↑come to …

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  • 54bear — I. noun (plural bears) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bere, from Old English bera; akin to Old English brūn brown more at brown Date: before 12th century 1. (or pl bear) any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 55bear — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Bear is used before these nouns: ↑habitat, ↑hunt, ↑market, ↑trap {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb 1 accept/deal with sth VERB + BEAR ▪ be able to, can ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 56bear — Synonyms and related words: Cape polecat, Tartar, abide, abide with, acquiesce, acquit, act, admit of, affect, afflict, afford, afford support, aim, allow, answer, ape, appertain, apply, assault, attend, author, avail, back, back up, bar, be… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 57bear — {{11}}bear (n.) O.E. bera bear, from P.Gmc. *beron, lit. the brown (one) (Cf. O.N. björn, M.Du. bere, Du. beer, O.H.G. bero, Ger. Bär), from PIE *bher (3) bright, brown (see BROWN (Cf. brown)). Greek ark …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 58bear — Someone who thinks market prices will decline. Chicago Board of Trade glossary An investor who believes a stock or the overall market will decline. A bear market is a prolonged period of falling stock prices, usually by 20% or more. Related: bull …

    Financial and business terms

  • 59bear — 01. Although we have talked about the dangers of smoking to the students before, I think the information [bears] being repeated. 02. The bridge is only temporary, and is not strong enough to [bear] the weight of more than two vehicles at a time.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 60bear — A dealer on a stock exchange, currency market, or commodity market who expects prices to fall. A bear market is one in which a dealer is more likely to sell securities, currency, or goods than to buy them. A bear may even sell securities,… …

    Accounting dictionary