Also, have or hold a grudge. Maintain resentment or anger against someone for a past offense. For example, They held up my claim for months, but I won’t bear a grudge against them, or His grandfather was always one to hold a grudge. [ c. 1600 ]
- Bear animalcule
tardigrade (def 3).
- Bear arms
Usually, arms. weapons, especially firearms. arms, Heraldry. the escutcheon, with its divisions, charges, and tinctures, and the other components forming an achievement that symbolizes and is reserved for a person, family, or corporate body; armorial bearings; coat of arms. to enter into a state of hostility or of readiness for war. to equip with weapons: […]
any of several prostrate shrubs belonging to the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family, especially A. uva-ursi, having tonic, astringent leaves and bright-red berries. cascara. possum haw (def 1). any of several other plants, as some species of cranberry. Historical Examples The Greek generic name, translated into English, becomes “bearberry.” The Wild Flowers of California: […]
- Bear cage
bear cage noun A police station: town bear cage Historical Examples A wildcat presented by an admirer was voted too energetic a gift to struggle with, so it was left in the bear cage on the Rim. I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith