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bear

noun [C]
 
 
/beər/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
someone who expects prices on a financial market to go down and sells their shares, etc. hoping to buy them back in the future at a lower price: The brokerage, which has been a persistent bear in recent months, switched its recommendation from sell to hold. The bears are driven by bad economic news from Japan, such as July's 2.4% monthly slump in industrial production. →  Compare bull →  See also bear market
Translations of “bear”
in Arabic دُبّ…
in Korean 곰…
in Malaysian beruang…
in French ours…
in Turkish ayı…
in Italian orso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 熊…
in Russian медведь…
in Polish niedźwiedź…
in Vietnamese con gấu…
in Spanish oso…
in Portuguese urso…
in Thai หมี…
in German der Bär…
in Catalan ós…
in Japanese クマ…
in Indonesian beruang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 熊…
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