Significado de “bear” - en el Diccionario Inglés


uk /beər/ us /ber/ bore, borne or US also born

bear verb (ACCEPT)

B2 [ T ] to accept, tolerate, or endure something, especially something unpleasant:

The strain must have been enormous but she bore it well.
Tell me now! I can't bear the suspense!
It's your decision - you have to bear the responsibility if things go wrong.
[ + to infinitive ] He couldn't bear to see the dog in pain.
[ + -ing verb ] I can't bear being bored.
not bear thinking about

to be too unpleasant or frightening to think about:

"What if she'd been driving faster?" "It doesn't bear thinking about."

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bear verb (HAVE)

C1 [ T ] to have or continue to have something:

The stone plaque bearing his name was smashed to pieces.
On display were boxing gloves that bore Rocky Marciano's signature.
[ + two objects ] I don't bear them any ill feeling (= I do not continue to be angry with or dislike them).
Thank you for your advice - I'll bear it in mind (= I will remember and consider it).

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bear verb (PRODUCE)

C2 [ T ] formal to give birth to young, or (of a tree or plant) to give or produce fruit or flowers:

She had borne six children by the time she was 30.
[ + two objects ] When his wife bore him a child he could not hide his delight.
Most animals bear their young in the spring.
The pear tree they planted has never borne fruit.


C1 [ I usually + adv/prep ] to change direction slightly so that you are going in a particular direction:

The path followed the coastline for several miles, then bore inland.
After you go past the church keep bearing left/right.

bear verb (SAY)

bear testimony/witness formal

to say you know from your own experience that something happened or is true:

She bore witness to his patience and diligence.

If something bears testimony to a fact, it proves that it is true:

The iron bridge bears testimony to the skills developed in that era.
bear false witness old use

to lie

bearnoun [ C ]

uk /beər/ us /ber/

bear noun [ C ] (MAN)

slang an older gay man who is large and has a lot of hair on his body

(Definición de bear del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

bear en inglés americano

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bearnoun [ C ]

us /beər/

bear noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

a large, strong mammal with thick fur that lives esp. in colder parts of the world:


us /beər/ past tense bore /bɔr, boʊr/ , past participle borne /bɔrn, boʊrn/

bear verb (CARRY)

[ T ] to carry or bring something:

Fans bearing banners ringed the stadium.

bear verb (SUPPORT)

[ T ] to hold or support something:

The bridge has to be strengthened to bear heavier loads.

bear verb (ACCEPT)

to accept something painful or unpleasant with determination and strength:

[ T ] Since you will bear most of the responsibility, you should get the rewards.
[ + to infinitive ] He could not bear to see her suffering.

bear verb (HAVE)

[ T ] to have as a quality or characteristic:

My life bore little resemblance to what I’d hoped for.

bear verb (PRODUCE)

[ T ] past participle born /bɔrn, boʊrn/ (of mammals) to give birth to young, or of a tree or plant to give or produce fruit or flowers:

She bore three children in five years.
Note: When talking about mammals, use the past participle spelling "born" to talk about a person or animal’s birth, and the spelling "borne" to talk about a mother giving birth to a child: She had borne four boys.

bear verb (TRAVEL)

[ I always + adv/prep ] to travel or move in the stated direction:

After you pass the light, bear left until you come to a bank.

(Definición de bear del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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bearnoun [ C ]


someone who expects prices on a financial market to go down and sells their shares, etc. hoping to buy them back in the future at a lower price:

The brokerage, which has been a persistent bear in recent months, switched its recommendation from sell to hold.
The bears are driven by bad economic news from Japan, such as July's 2.4% monthly slump in industrial production.
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(Definición de bear del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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He must bear in mind, however, that it was the members that were to blame for the failure of the negotiations.
If you bear that in mind, you will have a successful weekend; if you do not, it will be a flop.
There is a never-ending stream of proposals for new directives, even though it is the poorest among us who have to bear the brunt of their costs.
Let me bear three elements in mind.
I do not want to wait around too long before we are told what we will be agreeing to, and who will bear the costs.
We bear a huge responsibility.
The new countries will bring fresh and novel perspectives and ideas to bear in order to improve cooperation and give it new impetus.
Together, these are all aspects it is very important to bear in mind in connection with the reading of this report.
When we talk about protecting privacy, we must bear in mind that there is a greater good that justifies an active policy.
If we want to bring pressure to bear it should be on those who can deliver a solution - and that is not the airlines.

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