- bear up as a verb:
1 bear up
Roget 836: be cheerful etc. adj.; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose [Fr.]; ridentem dicere virum [Lat.], cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up; ... show more
Roget 604a: persevere, persist; hold on, hold out; die in the last ditch, be in at the death; stick to, cling to, adhere to; stick to one's text, keep on; keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, ... show more
Moby thesaurus: accost, advance, afford support, approach, appropinquate, approximate, assure, back, back up, be proof against, bear, bear down on, bear down upon, bear out, bear the brunt, bear up against, bear up under, bolster, bolster up, brace ... show more.
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