upbear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English upberen, equivalent to up- +‎ bear.

Verb[edit]

upbear (third-person singular simple present upbears, present participle upbearing, simple past upbore, past participle upborne or upbore)

  1. (dated, transitive) To hold up; raise aloft; hold or sustain high
    • John Milton
      One short sigh of breath, upbore / Even to the seat of God.
    • Alexander Pope
      A monstrous wave upbore the chief, and dashed him on the craggy shore.

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