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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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bear downWhen giving birth, to push.Rate it:

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bear fruitTo succeed in some task; literally, of a tree or plant bearing fruit; figuratively in relation to any attempted task.Rate it:

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bear upTo sail close to the wind.Rate it:

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bear withTo be patient with.Rate it:

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bear outTo corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for.Rate it:

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bear in withNearer.Rate it:

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bear onTo influence, have an effect on.Rate it:

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bear onTo be relevant to.Rate it:

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bear upTo endure hardship cheerfully.Rate it:

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average bearThe norm; an average person; Used in comparisonsRate it:

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bear a handto make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative)Rate it:

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bear hugwrestling holdRate it:

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bear in mindRemember; consider; note.Rate it:

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bear outshow it br trueRate it:

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bear the bruntTo endure the worst part of something.Rate it:

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bear witnessgive evidenceRate it:

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bring to bearTo aim a weapon at a target.Rate it:

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bring to bearTo apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect.Rate it:

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does a bear defecate in the woods?The answer is clearly, without reservation, true and accurate.Rate it:

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does a bear shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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hungry as a bearvoracious, starved, empty.Rate it:

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like a bear with a sore headVery irritable; bad-tempered.Rate it:

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loaded for bearMentally prepared for a daunting situation or confrontation.Rate it:

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loaded for bearThoroughly equipped, as for a demanding task or confrontation.Rate it:

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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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gulp downTo eat very quickly without chewing the food properly.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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pin downTo attach or secure with pins.Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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strip downTo remove all of one's clothing.Rate it:

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zoom downTo move quickly along a particular route, list, etc.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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cool downTo become cooler, to be reduced in temperature.Rate it:

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quiet downTo become quieter.Rate it:

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cool downTo become less agitated.Rate it:

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