bear up

bear up  {v.}
1. To hold up; carry; support; encourage.
The old bridge can hardly bear up its own weight any more.
He was borne up by love of country.
2. To keep up one's courage or strength; last. — Often used with "under".
This boat will bear up under hurricane winds.
She bore up well at the funeral.
Syn.: STAND UP. Compare: CARRY ON.
Categories: encourage love {v.}