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Spanish translation of “bear”

bear

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
aguantar
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
llevar
The letter bore his signature.
to turn or fork
desviarse
The road bears left here.
bearable adjective able to be endured
soportable
The pain was just about bearable.
bearer noun a person or thing that bears
portador
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we failed to win the contract.
bearing noun manner, way of standing etc
porte
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.
cojinete
bearings noun plural location, place on a map etc; The island’s bearings are 10 North, 24 West.
coordenadas
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
The apple tree is finally bearing fruit.
bear out phrasal verb to support or confirm
confirmar
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
orientarse
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
desorientarse
They lost their bearings completely in the fog.
(Definition of bear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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