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bare

adjective uk   /beər/ us    /ber/

bare adjective (NO CLOTHES)

B2 without any clothes or not covered by anything: Don't walk around outside in your bare feet. There's no carpet in the room, just bare floorboards.
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Not wearing or removing clothes

bare adjective (BASIC)

C2 only the most basic or important: I just packed the bare essentials (= the most basic and necessary things). There isn't much time, so I'll just give you the bare facts/details.Crude and basic the bare minimum the least possible amount: She eats only the bare minimum to stay alive.Maximum and minimum

bare adjective (EMPTY)

C2 literary If a cupboard or room is bare, there is nothing in it.Empty

bare

verb [T] uk   /beər/ us    /ber/
to take away the thing that is covering something so that it can be seen: The men bared their heads (= took their hats off as a sign of respect) as they entered the church. He became nervous when the dog growled and bared its teeth at him (= showed its teeth to him).Not wearing or removing clothes
(Definition of bare from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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