beared

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Etymology 1[edit]

bear +‎ -ed

Verb[edit]

beared

  1. (finance) simple past tense and past participle of bear (acted as a bear, depressed the price of)
    • 1918, Jack London, Hearts of Three:
      For see, except where your holdings are concerned, the market is reasonable and right. But take your holdings. There's Frisco Consolidated. There is neither sense nor logic that it should be beared this way.
    • 1996, Jules Tygiel, The Great Los Angeles Swindle, page 124:
      The sudden emergence of a bull market generated panic among brokers who had "beared" or "shorted" the stock.

Etymology 2[edit]

bear +‎ -ed

Verb[edit]

beared

  1. (nonstandard, proscribed) simple past tense and past participle of bear (carried, tolerated etc.)
    • 2011 June 15, Tony White, Working with Suicidal Individuals: A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support[1], Jessica Kingsley Publishers, →ISBN, page 87:
      This allowed me to continue inflicting this injury on myself long after I otherwise could have beared, I think.
    Synonyms: (past tense) bore, (past participle) borne

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