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  1. (transitive) to endure, to stand, to bear, to cope with something
    Synonyms: kibír, elvisel
    Nem bírja a nehéz munkát.He can't do hard work.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to be able to do, to manage (to do) something
    Synonyms: tud, képes
    Nem bírom megoldani a feladatot.I am not able to solve the exercise.
  3. (intransitive) to be able to handle something (-val/-vel)
    Nem bírok ezzel a gyerekkel.I can't handle this kid.
  4. (intransitive, formal) to possess, to own, to bear something (-val/-vel)
    Synonyms: van, rendelkezik
    Ez nagy jelentőséggel bír.This bears great significance.
  5. (transitive) to persuade, to induce to do something (-ra/-re)
    Synonyms: rábír, rávesz, kényszerít
    Vallomásra bírták.They got him to confess.
  6. (transitive, colloquial) to like someone or something
    Synonyms: kedvel, szeret
    Nagyon bírom őket!I like them very much.
    • 1964, J. D. Salinger (author), Judit Gyepes (translator), Zabhegyező [The Catcher in the Rye], Budapest: Európa Könyvkiadó (1998), →ISBN, page 7:
      Ámbár egész rendes lány. Egyszer mellette ültem a buszon Agerstownból jövet, és beszélgettünk. Bírtam a dumáját.


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  1. (literary, Munster) second-person singular present indicative habitual of

Usage notesEdit

The analytic form bíonn is standard.


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bír bhír mbír
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.