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adjective bare pronunciation in British English /beə(r)/
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  1. 1
    a part of your body that is bare is not covered by any clothes. When someone is not wearing any clothes at all, they are naked or nude
    She wore a low-necked dress and her arms were bare.
    It’s better to do yoga in bare feet.
    bare-chested/bare-legged: a group of bare-chested youths
    1. a.
      bare walls, surfaces etc have no covering or decoration
      a room with peeling wallpaper and bare floorboards
      a bare light bulb
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  2. 2
    containing nothing
    The room was cold and bare.
    Panic buying has stripped the stores bare.
    bare of: The little house was almost completely bare of furniture.
  3. 3
    basic, with nothing extra
    bare facts/details: Readers want more than just the bare facts.
    bare essentials/necessities: Some families don’t even have enough money for the bare essentials like food and clothing.
    the bare minimum: They only had the bare minimum of equipment.



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