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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.


    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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