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Oh my word Bear, Bare

Oh my word Bear, Bare
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I am checking information for my client.Bear has many meanings. It functions as a verb and a noun. As a noun it refers to the large animal with fur...

Bear with me please; I am checking information for my client.Bear has many meanings. It functions as a verb and a noun. As a noun it refers to the large animal with fur such as polar bear, grizzly bear, Himalayan bear; informally, bear in financial or stock markets describes upward and downward market trends, also refers to a person who sells stocks and shares wishing to buy them back at lower prices.


Bear market? Bear market is the state of financial markets when stocks and shares are falling rapidly. The bear (noun) bore (past tense of bear) five cubs. Bear as a verb has the tenses: bear (present tense) – bore (past tense) – borne (past participle), and has many other meanings: to show or display something; carry something (bearing five kilos of mangoes in a basket, he walked to the market).


Bare as a verb pertains to show, to reveal, to uncover: the actor was bare from the waist up in the trailer of an upcoming movie; he bared his chest to show his scar; bare its teeth is an idiom – such as animals like monkeys exhibit when angry; bare one’s heart or soul is an idiom meaning revealing or showing one’s deepest feelings for something or someone.


Bare as an adjective refers to being naked, not covered (He dislikes when his kids walk barefoot. She resents him when he struts in the balcony with bare chest); without cover over something (The floor of the house is bare but the owners hope to get the flooring done with marble); when something is empty or without articles or contents (The museum was bare when the curator entered; robbers managed to escape with the artifacts); bare means basic; having basic things to survive.


Bare also means realistic, without addition, basic and simple. News items should be written with bare facts without contaminating it with opinion or comment i.e with bare-bones (idiom). Barely is an adjective: meaning hardly, scarcely, narrowly (They barely have time to visit their relatives when they come to Hyderabad– hardly any time), having something in scarce (His mother bought groceries when she visited her son’s house because the shelves in the kitchen were bare); just enough to survive (Barely any food is left in the fridge).


Bareness is a noun. Bareness stalked the house (with very little food and money). Barely did we start to drink, the uninvited colleague arrived baring his chest and bearing the mien of a movie star! People who barely read cannot become effective journalists.

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