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 or underbare, past participle underborne)

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

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