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noun [countable] bear pronunciation in American English /ber/
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pluralbears
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  1. 1
    a large wild animal with thick fur. There are several different types of bears, for example the polar bear and the grizzly bear. A young bear is called a bear cub.
    1. b.
      used in the name of some animals that are similar to bears

      koala bear

  2. 2
    business someone who expects the prices of stocks to fall, so they sell them
    See also bull1 (sense 3)
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    loaded for bear ready, equipped and eager for a fight

    The Democrats in Congress were loaded for bear and braced with facts and pointed detailed questions.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/10/2014

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