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To be turned of
To be under a cloud
To be under hatches
To be under the mahogany
To be under way
To be up in
To be up to
To be upon one's good behavior
To be upon the bones of
To be upsides with
To be well off
To be with child
To be without rebuke
To be wrapped up in
To bear a hand
To bear against
To bear away
To bear away the bell
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To bear date
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To bear down upon
To bear in hand
To bear in mind
To bear in with
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To bear the bell
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To bear a loss definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Loss Loss, n. [AS. los loss, losing, fr. le['o]san to lose. ?. See Lose, v. t.] 1. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation. Assured loss before the match be played. --Shak. 2. The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing. Though thou repent, yet I have still the loss. --Shak 3. That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste; -- opposed to gain or increase; as, the loss of liquor by leakage was considerable. 4. The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel. 5. Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle. 6. Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time. 7. (Mil.) Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property. 8. (Insurance) Destruction or diminution of value, if brought about in a manner provided for in the insurance contract (as destruction by fire or wreck, damage by water or smoke), or the death or injury of an insured person; also, the sum paid or payable therefor; as, the losses of the company this year amount to a million of dollars. To bear a loss, to make a loss good; also, to sustain a loss without sinking under it. To be at a loss, to be in a state of uncertainty. Syn: Privation; detriment; injury; damage.


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