IELTS Vocabulary – Phrasal verbs with bear

Bear somebody out

To bear somebody out is to agree that he is right.

I was hoping that my wife would bear me out, but she proved me wrong.

Bear out what somebody says (= support his statement)

Your third-rate behaviour bears out the fact that you were brought up in third-rate circumstances.

Bear up (= be brave against misfortune)

She prayed that she should have the strength to bear up her sorrows.

Bear down (=crush, overcome)

As an experienced politician, I can easily bear down any conspiracy against me.

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