Definition of Bear up

1. Verb. Endure cheerfully. "She bore up under the enormous strain"

Definition of Bear up

1. Verb. (nautical) To sail close to the wind. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To endure hardship cheerfully. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear Up

bear in with
bear market
bear markets
bear oak
bear off
bear off from
bear on
bear out
bear paw
bear pit
bear pits
bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up (current term)
bear upon
bear walker
bear with
bear witness
bearberry willow

Literary usage of Bear up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"Ef anything awful ever should—happen—you'll remember that I told you to bear up." "Yes, I'll bear up." Then she clung to him trembling. "Oh, what is it, ..."

2. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1892)
"But before that day it had to bear up against the might of Africa as it best might, and to bear up single- handed. § 8. ..."

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