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"bare" in British English

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bareadjective

uk   /beər/  us   /ber/
  • bare adjective (NO CLOTHES)

B2 without any clothes or not covered by anything: Don't walk around outside in your bare feet. There's no carpet in the room, just bare floorboards.
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  • bare adjective (BASIC)

C2 only the most basic or important: I just packed the bare essentials (= the most basic and necessary things). There isn't much time, so I'll just give you the bare facts/details.
the bare minimum
the least possible amount: She eats only the bare minimum to stay alive.

bareverb [T]

uk   /beər/  us   /ber/
(Definition of bare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bare" in American English

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bareadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /beər/
without any clothes or not covered by anything: The hot sand burned my bare feet. Inside, the floors were bare and there was very little furniture.
Bare also means the least possible or only this much of something: They had nothing beyond the bare necessities (of life) (= the most basic things you need).

bareverb [T]

 us   /ber, bær/
to show something that is usually covered: The dog bared its teeth and growled.
(Definition of bare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bare" in Business English

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bareadjective

uk   us   /beər/
go bare
US informal INSURANCE be without insurance: Thousands of doctors have chosen to drop their professional liability insurance and go bare.
(Definition of bare from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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