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verb     rear pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerearing
past tensereared
past participlereared
  1. 1
    [transitive] to take care of a child or young animal until it is fully grown

    Most farmers in the area rear sheep.

    child-rearing methods

  2. 2



    rear up

    [intransitive] if a horse rears, it lifts its front legs up into the air
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] literary to rise up in height

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