Definition of こらえる

こらえるkoraeruこたえるkotaeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to bear; to stand; to endure; to put up with 耐える【たえる】
  • to restrain; to control; to keep a check on
  • to forgive; to put up with; to pardon

Example Sentences

She couldn't stop the tears.
She controlled her tears.
She held back her anger, and smiled graciously.
She couldn't help bursting into laughter.
She smiled, not being able to help it.

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