(STOCK EXCHANGE) baissier m
vb ( bore pt) ( borne pp )
[+object, burden] porter
→ The man was bearing a large bundle on his head.
to bear sth somewhere porter qch quelque part
→ They bore the oblong hardwood box into the kitchen.
→ The ice was not thick enough to bear their weight.
to bear responsibility porter la responsabilité
→ those in the chain of command must bear responsibility
→ The responsibility was too much for him to bear.
to bear responsibility for sth assumer la responsabilité de qch
→ we don't bear responsibility for cancellations
→ If a woman makes a decision to have a child alone, she should bear that responsibility alone.
to bear the responsibility of doing sth être responsable de faire qch
→ They also bear the responsibility of correctly identifying queue jumpers
→ I can't bear people who make judgements about other people.
I can't bear him. Je ne peux pas le supporter., Je ne peux pas le souffrir.
I can't bear it! C'est insupportable!
→ Stop keeping me in suspense! I can't bear it!
I can't bear to do ... je ne peux pas faire ...
→ He can't bear to talk about it.
How can you bear to talk to him? Comment est-ce que tu peux lui parler?
to bear no resemblance to sth n'avoir aucun rapport avec qch
→ Their daily menus bore no resemblance whatsoever to what they were actually fed.
to bear little relation to sth n'avoir que peu de rapport avec qch, avoir peu de rapport avec qch
→ For many software packages, the price bears little relation to cost.
→ The cup bore traces of lipstick.
The room bore all the signs of a violent struggle. L'état de la pièce indiquait qu'une violente bagarre y avait eu lieu.
The houses bear the marks of bullet holes. Les maisons gardent la trace d'impacts de balles.
to bear the cost of sth
(=pay for) prendre qch à sa charge
→ Patients should not have to bear the costs of their own treatment.
(=stand up to)
[+examination, scrutiny] résister à
→ The results don't bear examination.
→ His argument doesn't bear close scrutiny.
to bear comparison with soutenir la comparaison avec
to bear sb ill will en vouloir à qn
→ She bore him no ill will.
(=give birth to)
to bear a child donner naissance à
→ She bore three children in three years.
to bear fruit
[tree, plant] donner des fruits
→ As the plants start to bear fruit they will need a lot of water.
[action] porter ses fruits
→ the restructuring has yet to bear fruit
→ The bond will bear annual interest of 10.5%.
→ A small investment now will bear a handsome dividend later.
to bear left obliquer à gauche, se diriger vers la gauche
→ Go onto the A107 and bear left into Seven Sisters Road.
to bear right obliquer à droite, se diriger vers la droite
to bring pressure to bear on sb faire pression sur qn → His companions brought pressure to bear on him, urging him to stop wasting money. to bring sth to bear on sth
(=use to deal with sth) faire peser qch sur qch → the resources that can be brought to bear on the problem
to bear down on sb/sth se ruer sur qn/qch
→ Half a dozen men entered the pub and bore down on the bar.
→ The girl flashed a smile at the television crew and cameras bearing down on her.
to bear down on sth
(=weigh heavily on) peser sur qch
→ The roof support structure had collapsed and the entire weight was bearing down on the ceiling.
[+theory, suspicion, claim] confirmer
→ The claims are not borne out by the evidence.
→ Unfortunately the facts do not bear out the theory.
→ I'll bear you out on that point.
vi tenir le coup
→ How's Mary bearing up?
→ It was a hard time for her but she bore up well.
He bore up well. Il a tenu le coup.
bear up! tiens bon!
→ Come on, bear up!
to bear up under pain supporter la douleur
→ She was frightened that she would be unable to bear up under the pain of childbirth.
bear with me a minute un moment, s'il vous plaît
→ If you will just bear with me for a moment ...
→ Bear with me, Frank, just let me try to explain.
to give sb a bear hug serrer qn très fort dans ses bras
He gave me a big bear hug. Il m'a serré très fort dans ses bras.
n (STOCK EXCHANGE) marché m baissier
n ours m polaire
teddy bear , teddy-bear
n ours m en peluche, nounours m