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English definition of “bear”

bear

verb [T]     /beər/ (past tense bore, past participle borne)
ACCEPT B2 to accept someone or something unpleasant : She couldn't bear the thought of him suffering . I like her, but I can't bear her friends . [+ to do sth] How can you bear to watch ? The pain was too much to bear.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
bear a resemblance/relation, etc to sb/sth to be similar to someone or something: He bears a striking resemblance to his father .Being or appearing similar or the same
CARRY formal to carry something: He came in, bearing a tray of drinks .Transferring and transporting objects
WEIGHT to support the weight of something: I don't think that chair will bear his weight .Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
bear the responsibility/cost, etc to accept that you are responsible for something, you should pay for something, etc : He must bear some responsibility for the appalling conditions in the prison .Duty, obligation and responsibilityPaying and spending money
FEELING to continue to have a bad feeling towards someone: They were rude to her in the past, but she's not the kind of woman who bears grudges (= continues to be angry ).Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
HAVE CHILD formal to give birth to a child : She has been told that she will never bear children .BirthPregnancy
NAME to have or show a particular name , picture , or symbol : The shop bore his family name .Having and owning - general words
bear left/right to turn left or right : Bear right at the next set of traffic lights . → See also bear fruit, grin and bear itChanging direction
(Definition of bear verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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