bearings


bearings
n.
orientation

1) to get one's bearings

2) to lose one's bearings

* * *
under (to bearings under pressure)
['orientation'] to get one's bearings
to lose one's bearings bear up >'. (D: intr.) to bearings against

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(in coats of arms)


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