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Definition of the verb bear up

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  1. endure cheerfully

Alternative definition of the verb bear up


  1. [nautical] To sail close to the wind.
  2. [idiomatic] To endure hardship cheerfully.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

yet bear up a while, And what your bounded view, which only saw A little part, deem'd evil, is no more ; The storms of wintry time will quickly pass, And one unbounded spring ...

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

To bear up; to stand firm without falling. 11. To bear with; to endure an unpleafmg thing. BEAR (bne, Tent) a thing made BlER use of to carry a dead corpse upon. BEARS (in Astronomy) two constellation' called Urja mqiar and mumr. The Ship ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

To BEAR UP. To stand firm without falling ; not to sink; not to faint or fail.—Persons in distress may speak of themselves with dignity; it shews a ...



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Video shows what bear up means. To sail close to the wind.. To endure hardship cheerfully.. To support; to keep from falling or sinking.. Bear up Meaning.

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Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven. (Sophocles)
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