underbear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English underberen (to support), from Old English underberan (to support, endure), equivalent to under- + beran (to bear). More at under-, bear.

Verb[edit]

underbear (third-person singular simple present underbears, present participle underbearing, simple past underbore, underbare, past participle underborne)

  1. To support, endure.
  2. (of cloth) To line, guard or face a material, especially cloth.

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