bear

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɛr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bâr)


Inflections of 'bear' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
bears
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages)
bear
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural—e.g. "Those men are hunting bear.")
Inflections of 'bear' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bears
v 3rd person singular
bearing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bore
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (All other usages)
bare
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Archaic: all other usages)
beared
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Finance sense only)
borne
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (All other usages)
born
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Only for senses relating to birth and only in the passive)
beared
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Finance sense only)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bear

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. bear in mind (that)
  2. (try to) bear it in mind
  3. bear the [colors, arms] of your [country, team]
  4. (still) bears the scars of
  5. right to bear [arms]
  6. bear the [burden, costs, brunt, responsibility]
  7. bear the weight of [the pillars, the columns, 500 kilos]
  8. can't bear [it, your lies, time-wasting, the pain]
  9. cannot bear to [think, imagine, watch, see]
  10. bear [witness, testimony] (to)
  11. bear [witness] to the [accident, event, crime]
  12. bore a grudge against [him, his ex-wife, her boss]
  13. bears a (striking) resemblance to
  14. bore (him) [three] children
  15. the [plant, tree, plan] bore fruit
  16. bear closer [inspection, examination]
  17. [doesn't, does not] bear scrutiny
  18. story (that) bears [retelling, repeating]
  19. bear [right, left] (at)
  20. will bear on [how, whether, what]
  21. [he, the heat, the sun] was bearing down on us
  22. how are you bearing up?
  23. bearing up well [since, after]
n
  1. a [grizzly, black, brown, polar] bear
  2. a [teddy, plush, cuddly] bear
  3. his favorite teddy bear
  4. the bear [came to, raided] our campsite
  5. [saw, heard] a bear
  6. [hugged, maimed, clawed] by a bear
  7. bears [dominated, influenced] the stock market
  8. slang: a [square, rude, bad news] bear
  9. a [huge, towering, lumbering] bear of a man
  10. UK: is like a bear with a sore head (today)
n as adj
  1. a bear [hug, attack, market]
  2. bear-baiting
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