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bear up

verb uk phrasal verb with bear   /beər/ us    /ber/ (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."
Translations of “bear up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勇敢地支撐下去,咬緊牙關堅持…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勇敢地支撑下去,咬紧牙关坚持…
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