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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybear out
he/she/itbears out
present participlebearing out
past tensebore out
past participleborne out
  1. to show that something is true or that someone is telling the truth

    Scientific evidence bears out the claim that stress and disease are linked.

    I always said – and Rick will bear me out – that this wouldn't work.

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