bear up


verb

(intr, adverb) to endure cheerfully

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Idioms and Phrases with bear up

bear up

Endure, face a hardship, as in Jane found it hard to bear up under the strain of her father's illness. This term is also used as an imperative, as in Bear up—the trip's almost over. [c. 1600]

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