bear up

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bear up (third-person singular simple present bears up, present participle bearing up, simple past bore up, past participle borne up)

  1. (nautical) To sail close to the wind.
  2. (idiomatic, intransitive) To endure hardship cheerfully.
  3. (idiomatic, transitive) To support; to keep from falling or sinking.
    • Addison
      Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings.