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Main Entry: 2bear
Inflected Form(s): bore /b()r, b()r/; borne /b()rn, b()rn /; also born /b()rn/; bear·ing
Etymology: Old English beran "to carry, support" 1 a: to move while holding up and supporting : CARRY <the right to bear arms> <arrived bearing gifts> b: to hold in the mind <bear a grudge> c: BEHAVE 1 <bore himself like a gentleman> d: to give as testimony <bear false witness> e: to have as a feature or characteristic <bears marks of suffering> <bore a resemblance to her aunt> 2 a: to give birth to <bear children> <the baby was born last week> b: to bring forth : PRODUCE <bear fruit> 3 a: to hold up : SUPPORTb: to put up with : STAND <I can't bear the suspense> c: ASSUME 1 <bore the costs> <bear the blame> 4: to push down on : PRESS <bears down on her pencil> 5: to move or lie in an indicated direction <bear right at the fork in the road> 6 a: to have a relation to the matter at hand <facts bearing on the question> b: to exercise force or influence <bring pressure to bear> - bear in mind: to think of especially as a warning : REMEMBER - bear with: to be indulgent or patient with