English version

bear on/upon something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbear on/upon something phrasal verb formalCONNECTED WITHto relate to and possibly influence something the national policies which bear on these problems bear→ See Verb table
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bear on/upon Each processor is brought to bear on a problem at once.We have seen in the present chapter that a number of forces bear upon both supply and demand.Although often oversimplified or oversold, some of the principles of the human potential movement bear on business organizations.Third, the use of violence and the level of repression have a direct bearing on movement outcomes.How do these findings bear upon our earlier discussion of Zande witchcraft?This chapter has reviewed a wide range of research which may bear on relationships between subjective risk and memory for driving situations.Mr Lewis was talking to him when we came up the stairs, and he slapped the bear on the back.Employers brought maximum pressure to bear on workers in order to restore order: recalcitrant strikers faced lock-outs.
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Verb table
bear
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybear
he, she, itbears
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybore
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave borne
he, she, ithas borne
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad borne
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bear
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have borne
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bearing
he, she, itis bearing
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you, we, theyare bearing
Past
I, he, she, itwas bearing
you, we, theywere bearing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bearing
he, she, ithas been bearing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bearing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bearing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bearing
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