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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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