Bare-naked



completely unclothed.
Contemporary Examples

To me, protecting women’s freedom doesn’t mean accepting philosophies that define women by their sexuality, veiled or bare-naked.
Playboy’s Muslim Cover Girl: Is Sila Sahin Good for Women? Asra Q. Nomani April 30, 2011

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  • Bare off

    to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child. to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit. to hold up under; be […]



  • Bare one’s soul

    Reveal one’s most private thoughts and feelings. For example, Teenagers rarely bare their souls to their parents; they prefer their peers. This figurative use of the verb bare, which literally means “make bare” or “uncover,” dates from a.d. 1000.

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    to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child. to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit. to hold up under; be […]



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