upbear

[ uhp-bair ]
/ ʌpˈbɛər /

verb (used with object), up·bore, up·borne, up·bear·ing.

to bear up; raise aloft; sustain or support.

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Origin of upbear

First recorded in 1250–1300, upbear is from the Middle English word upberen.See up-, bear1

OTHER WORDS FROM upbear

up·bear·er, noun
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