[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 of moving again.[/ex]
Sue can't bear to be parted from her baby daughter.[/ex]
2) to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation, especially without complaining
She bore all her suffering with incredible patience.[/ex]
The pain was more than I could bear.[/ex]
3) to seem to be a particular kind of thing or to have particular qualities
His description bore no relation to reality.[/ex]
4) formal
if something bears writing or a design, it has writing or a design on it
a blue banner bearing the words ‘Civil Rights March'[/ex]
5) to support the weight of something
The old floorboards could not bear the weight of the grand piano.[/ex]
6) to have a bad feeling towards someone
I hope you don't still bear a grudge against me (= continue to be angry about something I did in the past).[/ex]
7) formal
to give birth to a child
bear fruit — to have a successful result[/ex]
Our policies must be given time to bear fruit.[/ex]
bear fruit — if a plan or effort bears fruit, it is eventually successful[/ex]
bear sth in mind — to remember to think about something when you are involved in doing something else[/ex]
+(that) When you speak to Lee, bear in mind he's still upset about what happened.[/ex]
bear left/right — to turn left/right[/ex]
bear the responsibility/blame — to be responsible for something[/ex]
The Chancellor and his supporters bear the responsibility for starting this row.[/ex]
bear witnessformal to show signs that prove that something happened or was true[/ex]
- bear down on sb/sth
- bear sb/sth out
- bear up
- bear with sb
noun [C]
bear [beə]
1) a large wild animal with thick fur
2) business
someone who expects the price of company SHARES to fall, so they sell them
bull 2)

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