bear verb

1 accept/deal with sth

VERB + BEAR be able/unable to, can/could (hardly/scarcely) Don't leave me alone. I wouldn't be able to bear it. How can you bear this awful noise? We could hardly bear to be outdoors in the blinding sunlight.

2 be responsible for sth

VERB + BEAR have to, must Do parents have to bear the whole cost of tuition fees? You must bear at least some responsibility for what has happened. PHRASAL VERBS bear on/upon sb/sth

ADV. heavily The burden of the tax bore most heavily on the poor.