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verb [transitive]     bare pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebaring
past tensebared
past participlebared
  1. 1
    to remove something that hides or covers something such as a part of your body

    He pulled the shirt up, baring his injuries.

    bare your teeth (=show your teeth in a threatening way):

    The dog growled and bared its teeth.

  2. 2
    mainly literary if you bare yourself or bare your soul, you tell someone your most private thoughts


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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