bear off


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bear off

vb
(Nautical Terms) (adverb) nautical (of a vessel) to avoid hitting an obstacle, another vessel, etc, by swerving onto a different course
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Verb1.bear off - remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional statebear off - remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands"; "The car carried us off to the meeting"; "I'll take you away on a holiday"; "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
spirit away - carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously
spirit away, spirit off - carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
whisk away, whisk off - take away quickly and suddenly
References in classic literature ?
If the Trojans had any of that daring fearless spirit which lays hold of men who are fighting for their country and harassing those who would attack it, we should soon bear off Patroclus into Ilius.
When it began to splutter and steam, he regarded it as a challenge, and would want to fight it, only, at that precise moment, some one would always dash up and bear off his prey before he could get at it.
Despite trying to fight the bear off, the animal bit his arm before they drove off to another part of the sanctuary.
Sometimes you can get something big like a loader just kind of moving towards it, and it'll scare the bear off.
We could still see the bear off in the distance a few hundred yards, so we got on the sled and closed the distance to get a better look at the bear.
Then off in the distance you will see a single polar bear off patrolling the ice and it has been doing that the entire winter.
In December 2009, we took the last dancing bear off the streets of India, ending a cruel and inhumane tradition that has gone on since the 1600s.
Long was outboxed in the opening trades but had a big third round with knees from the clinch and finished Bear off with right hands and more knees which did the trick for an eight count and knockdown.
As long as we're talking about flags, its time someone yanks that bear off the state banner and sticks an ostrich up there, since it's obvious no one in California wants to deal with fiscal reality.