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uk /beər/ us /ber/ bore, borne or US also born

bear verb (ACCEPT)

B2 [ T ] to accept, tolerate, or endure something, especially something unpleasant

The strain must have been enormous but she bore it well. 當時壓力一定很大,但她承受得了。
Tell me now! I can't bear the suspense! 現在告訴我吧! 我等不及了!
It's your decision - you have to bear the responsibility if things go wrong. 是你作出的決定——如果出了差錯,你必須承擔責任。
[ + to infinitive ] He couldn't bear to see the dog in pain. 他不忍看見狗那麼痛苦。
[ + -ing verb ] I can't bear being bored. 我受不了閒極無聊的日子。
not bear thinking about

to be too unpleasant or frightening to think about

"What if she'd been driving faster?" "It doesn't bear thinking about." 「假如她駕車再快一點,那會怎麼樣?」「簡直不敢想像。」

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bear verb (HAVE)

C1 [ T ] to have or continue to have something

Their baby bears a strong resemblance to its grandfather. 他們的寶寶長得非常/不可思議地像他的爺爺。
The stone plaque bearing his name was smashed to pieces. 上面刻有他名字的石匾被砸得粉碎。
On display were boxing gloves that bore Rocky Marciano's signature. 展品中有洛奇‧馬西亞諾簽名的拳擊手套。
[ + two objects ] I don't bear them any ill feeling (= I do not continue to be angry with or dislike them). 我並不怨恨他們。
Thank you for your advice - I'll bear it in mind (= I will remember and consider it). 謝謝你的忠告,我會謹記在心的。

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bear verb (SUPPORT)

[ T ] to hold or support something

The chair, too fragile to bear her weight, collapsed. 椅子太不結實了,她一坐上去就垮了。

bear verb (PRODUCE)

C2 [ T ] formal to give birth to young, or (of a tree or plant) to give or produce fruit or flowers

She had borne six children by the time she was 30. 她到30歲時已經生了六個孩子。
[ + two objects ] When his wife bore him a child he could not hide his delight. 他的妻子生了個小孩時,他掩飾不住內心的喜悅。
Most animals bear their young in the spring. 大多數動物都在春天繁殖後代。
The pear tree they planted has never borne fruit. 他們種的梨樹從來沒有結過梨。

bear verb (BRING)

[ T ] formal to carry and move something to a place

At Christmas the family all arrive at the house bearing gifts. 聖誕節時,全家人帶著禮物來到那幢房子。
Countless waiters bore trays of drinks into the room. 很多侍者端著一盤盤的飲品進入房間。
The sound of the ice cream van was borne into the office on the wind. 雪糕車的叮噹聲隨風飄進了辦公室。


C1 [ I usually + adv/prep ] to change direction slightly so that you are going in a particular direction

The path followed the coastline for several miles, then bore inland. 這條小路沿著海岸線延伸了幾英里,然後轉向內陸。
After you go past the church keep bearing left/right. 經過教堂後,繼續向左/右。

bear verb (SAY)

bear testimony/witness formal

to say you know from your own experience that something happened or is true

She bore witness to his patience and diligence. 她親眼見證了他的耐心和勤奮。

If something bears testimony to a fact, it proves that it is true.

The iron bridge bears testimony to the skills developed in that era. 這座鐵橋.證明瞭那個時代的技術發展水準。
bear false witness old use

to lie


bearnoun [ C ]

uk /beər/ us /ber/

bear noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

A2 a large, strong wild mammal with a thick fur coat that lives especially in colder parts of Europe, Asia, and North America

a brown/black bear 棕熊/黑熊
a bear cub (= young bear) 幼熊

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bear noun [ C ] (FINANCE)

specialized finance & economics a person who sells shares when prices are expected to fall, in order to make a profit by buying them back again at a lower price


(Translation of “bear” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)