|v./adj. shoulder, bear; suffer; lose, fail; owe, bear debt to; (math.) minus; (electrics) negative||
idiom. bear the rod and willingly take the punishment -- to offer a humble apology
idiom. (of an enemy or robber) fight stubbornly with one's back to the wall, continue to put up a stiff resistance
idiom. Hard work will pay off.
idiom. have long enjoyed a good reputation
idiom. live up to popular expectations, not betray the people's hopes