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English definition of “bearings”

bearings

noun
 
 
/ˈbeərɪŋz/
get/find your bearings to find out where you are: She looked at the sun to find her bearings.Finding and discovering to become confident in a new situation: When you start a new job, it can take some time to get your bearings.Adapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying Changing
lose your bearings to become confused about where you areDirection of motionPoints of the compass
(Definition of bearings from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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