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rear

adjective [not gradable]  /rɪər/ us  

rear adjective [not gradable] (AT THE BACK)

at or near the back of something: I had the rear brakes on the car redone. She entered the school through an unlocked rear door. Our dog hurt his rear left leg.

rear

verb  /rɪr/ us  

rear verb (CARE FOR)

[T] to care for young children or animals until they are able to care for themselves: She reared eight children.

rear verb (RISE)

[I/T] to rise up or to lift up: [I] The horse suddenly reared (up) on its hind legs.

rear

noun [C/U]  /rɪr/ us  

rear noun [C/U] (AT THE BACK)

infml Your buttocks are sometimes called your rear.
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