To bear up
Related to To bear up: bear down
|to support; to keep from falling or sinking.|
|To be supported; to have fortitude; to be firm; not to sink; as, to bear up under afflictions.|
|(Naut.)||To put the helm up (or to windward) and so put the ship before the wind; to bear away.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.