UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/'bɔːn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɔrn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bôrn)

From the verb bear: (⇒ conjugate)
born is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
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)
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. was born in [London, 1974]
  2. born in a [public, private] hospital
  3. born at home
  4. born on [a farm, a Tuesday, January 25]
  5. born at [30] weeks
  6. born [deaf, blind, prematurely]
  7. born with [breathing, hearing, heart] problems
  8. a [baby, child, girl] born with [breathing problems]
  9. was born [with it, that way]
  10. born with a silver spoon (in her mouth)
  11. born into [poverty, fortune, a rich family]
  12. born to [wealthy, older, Nigerian] parents
  13. born out of [wedlock, marriage]
  14. born [lucky, under a lucky star]
  15. a German-born [scientist, actor, player]
  16. the London-born [scientist]
  17. I wasn't born yesterday you know!
  18. born to [love, win, act, rule]
  19. a born [star, loser, winner, musician, actor]
  20. the [idea, invention] was born (in)
  21. (was) born of a [need, desire]
  22. born out of the [need] [to, for]
  23. born from the [need] [to, for]
  24. a speech born of [experience, wisdom, bitterness]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  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]
  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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