The Verb: to bear

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to bear up - to behave in a brave way in a very sad or difficult situation
to bear down on somebody - to move quickly towards someone in a determined and threatening way e.g. a storm bearing down on the island
to bear fruit - to have a successful result
to bear out - to show that something is true or that someone is telling the truth
e.g. Evidence bears out the idea that students learn best in small groups.
to have no bearing on - to be relevant/not relevant to something, or to have an influence/no influence on it
to bear comparison - to be suitable or good enough to be examined, compared, repeated etc without failing or being wrong:
The production figures did not bear scrutiny.

We believe our pupils' results will bear comparison with any in Scotland.

The story is well known, but it certainly bears repeating.

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