To bear

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Definition

(Stop!) I can't bear it!: (Stop!) I can't tolerate it! I can't stand it!
idiom
In this expression, the verb to bear is used to describe a sense of tolerance for something, even suffering. Note that the verb has several meanings, including 'to carry'.

to bear (arms): to carry (weapons)
verb

Examples

  • "Bearing slogans such as 'Racists: no thanks!', these posters will be all the more powerful because they will be made by our own (multi-colored) hands."
  • "Donna : Oh for God's sake Bethany, I can't bear it."
  • "You have to resolve this problem ASAP, because I don't know how many more sleepless nights I can bear."

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