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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. the long hair that grows under a goat's mouth

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.
(Definition of beard from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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