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Spanish translation of “bear”

bear

verb /beə/ (past tense bore /boː/, past participle borne /boːn/)
(usually with cannot, could notetc) to put up with or endure
aguantar , soportar
I couldn’t bear it if he left .
to be able to support
aguantar
Will the table bear my weight ?
(past participle in passive born /boːn/) to produce ( children )
dar a luz , parir
She has borne (him) several children She was born on July 7.
to carry
cargar , llevar
The boxer was borne shoulder-high after his victory .
( formal ) to have
llevar
The letter bore his signature .
to turn or fork
desviarse
The road bears left here.
bearable adjective able to be endured
soportable
The pain was just about bearable.
bearer noun a person or thing that bears
portador
I hate to be the bearer of bad news , but we failed to win the contract .
bearing noun manner , way of standing etc
porte
a military bearing.
(usually in plural , sometimes short for ball bearings ) a part of a machine that has another part moving in or on it.
cojinete
bearings noun plural location , place on a map etc; The island’s bearings are 10 North , 24 West .
coordenadas
bear down on phrasal verb to approach quickly and often threateningly
avanzar hacia alguien amenazadoramente
The angry teacher bore down on the child .
to exert pressure on
pesar sobre
The weight of the collapsed wall is bearing down on his chest .
bear fruit to produce fruit
dar fruto
The apple tree is finally bearing fruit .
bear out phrasal verb to support or confirm
confirmar
These results bear out what we predicted .
bear up phrasal verb to keep up courage , strength etc (under strain )
llevar con entereza, resistir
She’s bearing up well considering the pressure she’s been under.
bear with phrasal verb to be patient with (someone)
tener paciencia , dar un minuto
Bear with me for a minute , and you’ll see what I mean .
find/get one’s bearings to find one’s position with reference to eg a known landmark
orientarse
If we can find this hill , we’ll be able to get our bearings .
lose one’s bearings to become uncertain of one’s position
desorientarse
They lost their bearings completely in the fog .
(Definition of bear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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