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bear a resemblance (to sb/sth)

This page is about the collocation bear a resemblance (to sb/sth)

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to look like, or be similar to, somebody or something

For example

  • She bears a striking resemblance to her grandmother.

  • The studio's version of the film bore little resemblance to the director's original version.

Note:
Related collocations include "bear a similarity (to)" and "bear a relation (to)"

Quick Quiz

He was arrested because he bears a resemblance to

a. a policeman

b. a wanted man

c. a homeless man

Contributor: Matt Errey