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bear1

bear1

 
pronunciation:
ber
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bearing, bears, bore, born, borne
definition 1: to hold up or support.
The foundation bears the weight of the building.
similar words:
carry
definition 2: to live with something although it is difficult or not pleasant.
She bore the pain bravely.I can't bear to see you cry.
synonyms:
take
definition 3: to give birth to.
She bore eight children.
synonyms:
have
similar words:
carry, lay, litter
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Are you looking for the word bare (without clothes)? Bear and bare sound alike but have different meanings.
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