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uncovering; undressing; exposing: He removed his shirt, baring his chest.
Not to be confused with:
bearing – a person’s demeanor, including posture and gestures: She has a regal bearing.; bringing forth: a tree bearing fruit
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adj. bar·er, bar·est
1. Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked: a bare arm.
2. Exposed to view; undisguised: bare fangs.
3. Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration: bare walls.
4. Having no addition, adornment, or qualification: the bare facts.
5. Just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities.
6. Obsolete Bareheaded.
tr.v. bared, bar·ing, bares
1. To make bare; uncover or reveal: bared their heads; baring secrets.
2. To expose: The dog bared its teeth.
A past tense of bear1.
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cornhusking - the act of removing the husks from ears of corn
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