Bedeutung von “bear” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /beər/ past tense bore, past participle borne

B2 to accept someone or something unpleasant:

She couldn't bear the thought of him suffering.
I like her, but I can't bear her friends.
[ + to do sth ] How can you bear to watch?
The pain was too much to bear.

Mehr Beispiele

bear a resemblance/relation, etc to sb/sth

to be similar to someone or something:

He bears a striking resemblance to his father.
CARRY formal

to carry something:

He came in, bearing a tray of drinks.

to support the weight of something:

I don't think that chair will bear his weight.
bear the responsibility/cost, etc

to accept that you are responsible for something, you should pay for something, etc:

He must bear some responsibility for the appalling conditions in the prison.

to continue to have a bad feeling towards someone:

They were rude to her in the past, but she's not the kind of woman who bears grudges (= continues to be angry).

to give birth to a child:

She has been told that she will never bear children.

to have or show a particular name, picture, or symbol:

The shop bore his family name.
bear left/right

to turn left or right:

Bear right at the next set of traffic lights.
→ See also bear fruit , grin and bear it

(Definition von “bear verb” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)