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English definition of “beard”

beard

verb [T]     /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
(Definition of beard verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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