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
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)
She has borne (him) several children She was born on July 7. › to carry
The boxer was borne shoulder-high after his victory. › (formal) to have
The letter bore his signature. › 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
The angry teacher bore down on the child. › to exert pressure on
The weight of the collapsed wall is bearing down on his chest. bear fruit › to produce fruit
The apple tree is finally bearing fruit. 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)
She’s bearing up well considering the pressure she’s been under. bear with phrasal verb › to be patient with (someone)
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
They lost their bearings completely in the fog.