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

 

beard

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪrd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beard
BrE BrE//bɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪrd//
 
he / she / it beards
BrE BrE//bɪədz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪrdz//
 
past simple bearded
BrE BrE//ˈbɪədɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪrdɪd//
 
past participle bearded
BrE BrE//ˈbɪədɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪrdɪd//
 
-ing form bearding
BrE BrE//ˈbɪədɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪrdɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch baard and German Bart.Idioms
to beard the lion in his den
 
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to go to see an important or powerful person to tell them that you disagree with them, that you want something, etc.

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