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bear1 British & World English

(Of a person) carry

bear2 British & World English

A large, heavy mammal which walks on the soles of its feet, having thick fur and a very short tail. Bears are related to the dog family but have an omnivorous diet

bear1 English Thesaurus

Bill arrived, bearing a large picnic hamper

the Bear in bear2 British & World English

A nickname for Russia

keep someone company British & World English

Accompany or spend time with someone in order to prevent them feeling lonely or bored

take the consequences British & World English

Accept responsibility for the negative results or effects of one’s choice or action

bear on British & World English

Be relevant to (something)

bear up British & World English

Remain cheerful in the face of adversity

bear down British & World English

(Of a woman in labour) exert downwards pressure in order to push the baby out

bear off British & World English

Change course away from the wind

bear with British & World English

Be patient or tolerant with

bear claw British & World English

A filled pastry made from a folded circle of dough with slits cut in it

bear hug British & World English

A rough, tight embrace

bear pit British & World English

Another term for bear garden.

cat-bear British & World English

Another term for red panda.

cave bear British & World English

A large extinct bear of the Pleistocene epoch, whose remains are found commonly in caves throughout Europe

sun bear British & World English

A small, mainly nocturnal bear which has a brownish-black coat with a light-coloured mark on the chest, native to SE Asia

bear fruit British & World English

Yield positive results

bear garden British & World English

A scene of uproar and confusion

bear market British & World English

A market in which share prices are falling, encouraging selling

black bear British & World English

A medium-sized forest-dwelling bear with blackish fur and a paler face, found in North America and eastern Asia

brown bear British & World English

A large bear with a coat colour ranging from cream to black, occurring chiefly in forests in Eurasia and North America. It is widely persecuted, and was exterminated in Britain, probably before the 10th century

Great Bear British & World English

The constellation Ursa Major

Kodiak bear British & World English

An animal of a large race of the North American brown bear or grizzly, found on islands to the south of Alaska

Little Bear British & World English

The constellation Ursa Minor

native bear British & World English

Australian term for koala.

polar bear British & World English

A large white arctic bear which lives mainly on the pack ice. It is a powerful swimmer and feeds chiefly on seals

sloth bear British & World English

A shaggy-coated nocturnal Indian bear which uses its long curved claws for hanging upside down like a sloth and for opening termite mounds to feed on the insects

water bear British & World English

A minute animal with a short plump body and four pairs of stubby legs, living in water or in the film of water on plants such as mosses

woolly bear British & World English

A large hairy caterpillar, especially that of a tiger moth

bear-baiting British & World English

A form of entertainment which involved setting dogs to attack a captive bear

bear's ear British & World English

Another term for auricula.

cinnamon bear British & World English

A North American black bear of a variety with reddish-brown hair

bear a hand British & World English

Help in a task or enterprise

bear down on British & World English

Move directly towards someone or something in a purposeful or intimidating manner

bear's foot British & World English

A hellebore, which has leaves that are said to resemble a bear’s foot

bear comparison British & World English

Be of sufficient quality to be likened favourably to someone or something of the same kind

spectacled bear British & World English

A South American bear with a black or dark brown coat and white markings around the eyes

bear's breech British & World English

A Mediterranean plant with large deep-cut leaves and tall spikes of purple-veined white flowers

Big Bear Lake British & World English

A reservoir and recreational center in southern California, in the San Bernardino Mountains, east northeast of Los Angeles

bear something out British & World English

Support or confirm something

loaded for bear British & World English

Fully prepared for any eventuality, especially a confrontation or challenge

Great Bear Lake British & World English

A large lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It drains into the Mackenzie River via the Great Bear River


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