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- IPA(key): /bɛə(ɹ)d/
- Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)d
- Homophones: bared, Baird
- (finance) simple past tense and past participle of (acted as a bear, depressed the price of)
- 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.
- (nonstandard, proscribed) simple past tense and past participle of (carried, tolerated etc.)