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Main Entry: 1bear
Pronunciation: primarystressba(schwa)r, primarystressbe(schwa)r
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural bears
Etymology: Old English bera "a bear"
1 or plural bear : any of a family of large heavy mammals that have long shaggy hair and small tails and feed largely on fruit, plants, and insects as well as on flesh
2 : a rude, burly, or clumsy person <a real bear in the morning> <a great bear of a man>
3 : a person who sells stocks or bonds in the expectation that the price will go down
- bear·ish /primarystressba(schwa)r-ish, primarystressbe(schwa)r-/ adjective

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