Green’s Dictionary of Slang

abear v.

[OE abearan, to bear, to carry, thence to dial.]

(later use US black) to abide, to tolerate.

[UK]Dickens ‘Misplaced Attachment of Mr John Dounce’ in Slater Dickens’ Journalism I (1994) 245: The young lady denied having formed any such engagements at all — she couldn’t abear the men, they were such deceivers.
Buffalo Courier (NY) 16 Mar. 2/3: [from Bentley’s Misc.] ‘I couldn’t abear that the poor little innoivent sho go the work ’us’.
[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 9 Oct. 3/2: The aggerawashuns as I’m a forced to abear.
[UK]T. Hughes Tom Brown at Oxford (1880) 446: I knows I be so all-fired jealous; I can’t abear to hear o’ her talkin’, let alone writin’ to —.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[UK]E. Duplesis Cohort of the Damned 51: That poor stiff won’t bite you, or is it that your dainty nose can’t abear the smell from the dead guy .
[US](con. 1940s) Deuce Ofay Productions ‘The Jive Bible’ at 🌐 Abear: v. To neither forbid nor prevent some thing, occurrence, or action [...] ‘You want to go down a fancy stroll just to get some shoe strings!? Sheeeeeeit! I can abear it!’.