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English definition of “bear up”

bear up

phrasal verb with bear     /beər/ US  /ber/ verb (bore, borne or US also born)
to deal with a very sad or difficult situation in a brave and determined way: "How has she been since the funeral ?" "Oh, she's bearing up."Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
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