verb (forbears, forbearing, forbore, forborne)
- Forebear, ancestor.
- (transitive) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up.
- (intransitive) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
- (intransitive) To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
- (intransitive) To control one's self when provoked.
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