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rear2

 
pronunciation:
rir
part of speech: verb
inflections: rears, rearing, reared
definition 1: to raise to adulthood; bring up.
My uncle rears chickens on his farm.
synonyms:
raise
similar words:
care for, cherish, cultivate, develop, foster, take care of
definition 2: to raise upright.
The snake reared its head to strike.
synonyms:
erect, raise, stand
similar words:
elevate, hoist
definition 3: to rise on the hind legs.
The horse reared and ran away.
similar words:
arise, buck