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1rear/ˈriɚ/noun
pluralrears
1rear
/ˈriɚ/
noun
pluralrears
Learner's definition of REAR  
[noncount]  : the part of something that is opposite to or away from the front part : the back part of something — often + of
[count]informal  : the part of your body that you sit on : buttocks — usually singular

bring up the rear

: to be in the last position in a group, line, etc.
2rear/ˈriɚ/adjective
2rear
/ˈriɚ/
adjective
Learner's definition of REAR  
always used before a noun
: at or near the back of something
3rear/ˈriɚ/verb
rearsrearedrearing
3rear
/ˈriɚ/
verb
rearsrearedrearing
Learner's definition of REAR  
[+ object]  : to take care of (a young person or animal) — often + on
[no object]of an animal  : to rise up on the back legs with the front legs in the air
[no object]  : to rise high in the air

rear its ugly head

— see 1head
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