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She wore a low-necked dress and her arms were bare.
It’s better to do yoga in bare feet.
a group of bare-chested youths
a room with peeling wallpaper and bare floorboards
a bare light bulb
the tree’s bare branches
Readers want more than just the bare facts.
Some families don’t even have enough money for the bare essentials like food and clothing.
They only had the bare minimum of equipment.
This is the American English definition of bare. View British English definition of bare.
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