Translation of "bear" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /beər/ us /beər/ present participle bearing, past tense bore, past participle borne

to accept someone or something bad

I can’t bear her (= I dislike her very much).
The pain was too much to bear.

to support something

I don’t think that chair will bear his weight.

formal to give birth to young

dar a luz a
She had borne six children by the time she was 30.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /beər/ us /beər/

A2 a large, strong wild animal with thick fur


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


verb /beə/ (past tense bore /boː/, past participle borne /boːn/)

(usually with cannot, could notetc) to put up with or endure

aguantar, soportar
I couldn’t bear it if he left.

to be able to support

Will the table bear my weight?

(past participle in passive born /boːn/) to produce (children)

dar a luz, parir
She has borne (him) several children
She was born on July 7.

to carry

cargar, llevar
The boxer was borne shoulder-high after his victory.

(formal) to have


to turn or fork

The road bears left here.
bearable adjective

able to be endured

The pain was just about bearable.
bearer noun

a person or thing that bears

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we failed to win the contract.
bearing noun

manner, way of standing etc

a military bearing.

(usually in plural, sometimes short for ball bearings) a part of a machine that has another part moving in or on it.

bearings noun plural

location, place on a map etc; The island’s bearings are 10° North, 24° West.

bear down on phrasal verb

to approach quickly and often threateningly

avanzar hacia alguien amenazadoramente
The angry teacher bore down on the child.

to exert pressure on

pesar sobre
The weight of the collapsed wall is bearing down on his chest.
bear fruit

to produce fruit

dar fruto
bear out phrasal verb

to support or confirm

These results bear out what we predicted.
bear up phrasal verb

to keep up courage, strength etc (under strain)

llevar con entereza, resistir
She’s bearing up well considering the pressure she’s been under.
bear with phrasal verb

to be patient with (someone)

tener paciencia, dar un minuto
Bear with me for a minute, and you’ll see what I mean.
find/get one’s bearings

to find one’s position with reference to eg a known landmark

If we can find this hill, we’ll be able to get our bearings.
lose one’s bearings

to become uncertain of one’s position


(Translation of “bear” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)