- bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown, especially in a particular manner or place；(of an animal) care for (its young) until they are fully grown.
verb: rear, 3rd person present: rears, gerund or present participle: rearing, past tense: reared, past participle: reared
- 1. bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown, especially in a particular manner or place he was born and reared in New York City a generation reared on video 同義詞 bring up, care for, look after, nurture, parent, ... 更多
- ▪ (of an animal) care for (its young) until they are fully grown.
- ▪ breed and raise (animals) the calves are reared for beef 同義詞 breed, raise, keep, tend
- ▪ grow or cultivate (plants) laboratory-reared plantlets 同義詞 grow, cultivate
- 2. (of a horse or other animal) raise itself upright on its hind legs the horse reared in terror a rattlesnake reared up at his elbow
- ▪ (of a building, mountain, etc.) extend or appear to extend to a great height houses reared up on either side 同義詞 rise, rise up, tower, soar, loom
- ▪ archaic set (something) upright at once the mast we rear, at once unbind the spacious sheet
- ▪ (of a person) show anger or irritation; go on the attack the press reared up in the wake of the bombings