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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bear (To).
Come, bear a hand! Come and render help! In French, “Donner un coup à quelqu’un.” Bring a hand, or bring your hand to bear on the work going on.   1
   To bear arms. To do military service.   2
   To bear away (Nautical). To keep away from the wind.   3
   To bear one company. To be one’s companion.   4
“His faithful dog shall bear him company.”
Pope: Essay on Man, epistle i. 112.
   To bear down. To overpower; to force down.   5
        “Fully prepared to bear down all resistance.”—Cooper: The Pilot, chap. xviii.
   To bear down upon (Nautical). To approach from the weather side.   6
   To bear in mind. Remember; do not forget. Carry in your recollection.   7
        “To learn by heart,” means to learn memorter. Mind and heart stand for memory in both phrases.
   To bear out. To corroborate, to confirm.   8
   To bear up. To support; to keep the spirits up.   9
   To bear with. To show forbearance; to endure with complacency.   10
        “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation?”-Numbers xiv. 27.
   To bear the bell. (See BELL.)   11

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