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Definition of bare verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



bare somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bare
he / she / it bares
past simple bared
-ing form baring
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  • to remove the covering from something, especially from part of the body She was paid several thousand dollars to bare all (= take all her clothes off) for the magazine.
  • Idioms
    bare your soul (to somebody)
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    to tell someone your deepest and most private feelings
    bare your teeth
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    to show your teeth in an aggressive and threatening way The dog bared its teeth and growled.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bare