Thursday, 27 January 2011



–verb (used with object)
1. to hold up; support.
2. to hold or remain firm under (a load).
3. to bring forth (young); give birth to.
4. to produce by natural growth.
5. to hold up under; be capable of.
6. to press or push against.
7. to hold or carry (oneself, one's body, one's head, etc.).
8. to conduct (oneself).
9. to suffer; endure; undergo.
10. to sustain without yielding or suffering injury; tolerate (usually used in negative constructions, unless qualified).
11. to be fit for or worthy of.
12. to carry; bring.
13. to carry in the mind or heart.
14. to transmit or spread (gossip, tales, etc.).
15. to render; afford; give.
16. to lead; guide; take.
17. to have and be entitled to.
18. to exhibit; show.
19. to accept or have, as an obligation.
20. to stand in (a relation or ratio); have or show correlatively.
21. to possess, as a quality or characteristic; have in or on.
22. to have and use; exercise.
–verb (used without object)
23. to tend in a course or direction; move; go.
24. to be located or situated.
25. to bring forth young or fruit


1. any of the plantigrade, carnivorous or omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae, having massive bodies, coarse heavy fur, relatively short limbs, and almost rudimentary tails.
2. any of various animals resembling the bear, as the ant bear.
3. a gruff, burly, clumsy, bad-mannered, or rude person.
4. a person who believes that market prices, especially of stocks, will decline..
5. Informal . a person who shows great ability, enthusiasm, stamina, etc..
6. ( initial capital letter ) Astronomy . either of two constellations, Ursa Major or Ursa Minor.
7. Informal . a player at cards who rarely bluffs.
8. ( initial capital letter ) Russia.
9. having to do with or marked by declining prices, as of stocks: bear market.
–verb (used with object)
10. Stock Exchange . to force prices down in (a market, stock, etc.).

Is it the rock that bears the bear?
Or the bear that bears the rock?

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