Definition of bare verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bare

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//beə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ber//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bare
BrE BrE//beə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ber//
 
he / she / it bares
BrE BrE//beəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//berz//
 
past simple bared
BrE BrE//beəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//berd//
 
past participle bared
BrE BrE//beəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//berd//
 
-ing form baring
BrE BrE//ˈbeərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈberɪŋ//
 
 
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  • bare something 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.
  • Word Origin Old English bær (noun), barian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch baar.Idioms
    bare your soul (to somebody)
     
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    to tell somebody your deepest and most private feelings
    to show your teeth in an aggressive and threatening way The dog bared its teeth and growled.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bare