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beard

noun [C] uk   /bɪəd/ us    /bɪrd/
A1 the hair that some men allow to grow on the lower part of their face: a flowing white beard He's growing a beard. He shaved off his beard but kept his moustache.Hair the long hair that grows under a goat's mouthThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals

beard

verb [T] uk   /bɪəd/ us    /bɪrd/ literary
to face, meet, or deal with an unpleasant or frightening person in a brave or determined way: With a nervous swallow he bearded the formidable-looking librarian behind the desk.VisitingDebate and discussionDealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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