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bear pronunciación 1
verb (past tense bore , past participle borne or (in sense 7b) born , present participle bearing )
1 to support or sustain (a weight or load).
2 to take or accept bear the blame .
3 to put up with or tolerate something or someone.
4 a to allow; to be fit or suitable for something It doesn't bear thinking about ;
b to stand up to or be capable of withstanding something will not bear close scrutiny .
5 to bring or take something with one; to carry bearing gifts .
6 to produce bear fruit .
7 a to give birth to (a child or offspring) She bore three children ;
b in the passive using past participle born He was born in 1990 ;
c in the past tense using past participle borne Has she borne children? ;
d in the passive using past participle borne , followed by by and the mother's name a child borne by Mary ;
e with a direct and an indirect object to give birth to (the child of a man) She bore him a son .
8 to carry something in one's thought or memory bearing grudges .
9 to have bears no resemblance to his father .
10 to show or be marked by something Her cheeks bore the traces of tears .
11 intr to turn slightly in a given direction bear left .
12 to behave bear oneself well .
[Anglo-Saxon beran to carry or support]
bear fruit to be productive; to bring results.
bring something to bear to apply or exert (especially pressure or influence), or bring something into operation.
bear down on or upon someone or something to move threateningly towards them or it saw a lorry bearing down on them .
bear on something to affect, concern or relate to it How does the new evidence bear on this case?
bear someone or something out to support or confirm them or it The evidence bears out my original suspicions My colleagues will bear me out on this .
bear up to remain strong or brave, etc under strain or difficult circumstances How is Jo bearing up after the accident?
bear with someone to be patient with them Bear with me while I check this .


bear pronunciación 2
noun (bears or bear )
1 (also in compounds ) any of various large carnivorous mammals with a heavily built body covered with thick fur, short powerful limbs, small eyes and ears, strong claws and a short tail brown bear polar bear .
2 a rough ill-mannered person.
3 a teddy bear.
4 stock exchange someone who sells shares, hoping to buy them back later at a much lower price. Compare bull1 ( noun 4).
verb (beared , bearing ) stock exchange
1 to act as a bear (sense 4 above).
2 to lower the price of (a stock) or to depress (a market) by selling speculatively.
[Anglo-Saxon bera ]
bearish adjective
1 said of a person: like a bear in behaviour and manners; bad-tempered and rough.
2 stock exchange causing or linked with a fall in prices.
like a bear with a sore head colloq said of a person: exceptionally touchy and bad-tempered.
the Great Bear and the Little Bear see separate entries.


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