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bear with (something or someone)

To remain patient and attentive, especially during a lengthy or problematic situation that may cause one to want to quit or leave prematurely. Often used as an imperative. I'm moving a little slower these days, so please bear with me. We don't want to see this great school close down, so we're begging the teachers to bear with it, in spite of all the uncertainty. Bear with us while we deal with these technical issues.
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bear with someone or something

to be patient with someone or something; to wait upon someone or something. (Especially through difficulties.) Please bear with me for a moment while I try to get this straightened out. Can you bear with the committee until it reaches a decision?
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bear with

Put up with, make allowance for, as in He'll just have to bear with them until they decide. Nicholas Udall used this term in Ralph Roister Doister (c. 1553): "The heart of a man should more honour win by bearing with a woman." It may also be used as an imperative, as in Bear with me-I'm getting to the point.
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bear with

v.
To be patient with someone or something: The explanation I will give is complicated, so please bear with me.
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Paul Liversidge, chief operating officer at NEAS, said: "We are prioritising our resources to those patients who are critically ill - please bear with us if it takes us a little longer to access areas with heavier snow or traffic disruption.
We want to assure them this is a priority for us and ask them to bear with us as we, in partnership with Tameside council and Greater Manchester Police, continue to actively investigate this.
Patients are asked to bear with us during this temporary improvement works and to ensure they only access using the signed access entrances.
Thank you for your support and please bear with us while we go through this difficult rearrangement of our facilities.
Bear with us and I think in the next few days there might be some movement," U.
Andronikou said: "We're not that far away so if you could all bear with us for another day or so I'm sure we can reveal their identity and their ambitions in terms of purchasing the club.
We just want to ask our fans to bear with us while I have treatment and recover.
I would like to ask users to bear with us while the work is being undertaken as it is for their longer-term benefit.
Operations Director, David James said, "We would ask visitors to the hospital to bear with us whilst the work is under way.
NAWEC therefore appeals to the entire country to bear with us on the current regrettable situation and assures everybody of the company's commitment and determination to providing a reliable and equitable supply of power as soon as the rehabilitation works are completed.
Northern's head of racing development Jim Allen said: "We'd ask them to bear with us.
OK bear with us, this is a bit long-winded, we know, but entirely worth it
Bear with us here, but in early August an Extraordinary Challenge Committee (ECC) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ruled that a previous ruling in Canada's favour did not violate NAFTA rules per Washington's allegations.
One sample note reads, "Please bear with us / Oh Sunrise man / We've gone to get / A Sunrise tan.
So please bear with us as the final contours take shape.