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  1. A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae.
  2. (figuratively) A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person.
  3. (finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities, or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices.
  4. (slang, US) A state policeman (short for smokey bear). [1970s]
  5. (engineering) A portable punching machine.
  6. (nautical) A block covered with coarse matting, used to scour the deck.
  7. (cartomancy) The fifteenth Lenormand card.
  1. (finance, transitive) To endeavour to depress the price of, or prices in.
  1. (finance, investments) Characterized by declining prices in securities markets or by belief that the prices will fall.
  1. (transitive) To support or sustain; to hold up.
  2. (transitive) To carry something.
  3. (transitive) To be equipped with (something).
  4. (transitive) To wear or display.
  5. (witness) To declare as testimony.
  6. (transitive) To put up with something.
  7. (transitive) To give birth to someone or something (may take the father of the direct object as an indirect object).
  8. (transitive) To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.
  9. (intransitive) To be, or head, in a specific direction or azimuth (from somewhere).
  10. (intransitive) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
  11. (intransitive) To endure with patience; to be patient.
  12. (intransitive, usually with on, upon, or against) To press.
  13. (transitive, intransitive) To take effect; to have influence or force.
  14. (intransitive, usually with on or upon) To relate or refer.
  15. (transitive) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
  16. (transitive, obsolete) To conduct; to bring (a person).
  17. (transitive) To possess and use (power, etc.); to exercise.
  18. (transitive) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbour.
  19. (transitive, obsolete) To gain or win.
  20. (transitive) To sustain, or be answerable for (blame, expense, responsibility, etc.).
  21. (transitive) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
  22. (transitive) To admit or be capable of; to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
  23. (transitive) To manage, wield, or direct; to behave or conduct (oneself).
  24. (transitive) To afford; to be (something) to; to supply with.
  1. (colloquial) Something difficult or tiresome; a burden or chore.
  1. Alternative spelling of bere (“barley”).
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