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bear1

bear1

pronunciation:
ber
phrases:
bear up, bear with
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bearing, bears, bore, born, borne
definition 1: to carry.
The servants will bear the gift to the king.
synonyms:
bring, carry, convey
similar words:
cart, deliver, have, lug, take, tote, transfer, transport
definition 2: to hold up or support.
These beams bear the weight of tons of stone.
synonyms:
support
similar words:
afford, bolster, brace, carry, uphold
definition 3: to put up with; endure.
Pip could not bear being poor.
synonyms:
stand, take, tolerate, withstand
similar words:
abide, afford, brave, stomach, undergo
definition 4: to give birth to.
She bore a son and named him after his father.
synonyms:
have
similar words:
breed, lay, litter, spawn
definition 5: to produce by growth.
Apple trees bear fruit in the fall.
synonyms:
produce, yield
similar words:
create, develop, generate, give
definition 6: to have or accept as a duty.
Who bears the blame for this?
synonyms:
accept, assume
similar words:
carry, take on
definition 7: to go in a certain direction; turn.
Bear left at the traffic light.
similar words:
aim, bend, curve, go, head
phrase: bear up
phrase: bear with
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word bare (without clothes)? Bear and bare sound alike but have different meanings.
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