Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword Bear.

In the following sentences the idioms are colored blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• Clinton bore away many prizes at the school sports. (Won)
• The new leader has been able to bear down all oppositions. (Overthrow)
• His evidence bears out the evidence of the first witness. (Confirms)
• In his misfortune, God gave him strength to bear up. (Not to despair)
• A religious hope bears up a man in his trials. (Supports)
• His evidence did not bear upon the inquiry. (Was not relevant to)
• I trust you will bear with me a few minutes more. (Have patience with)

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