ADJ

direct, important, significant
The rise in interest rates had a direct bearing on the company's profits

VERB + BEARING

have

PREP

~ on

ADJ

compass

VERB + BEARING

check
He checked his bearings on the map in the car
find, get
Everything was in darkness and it was difficult to get my bearings
keep
To keep your bearings in a desert sandstorm is impossible
lose
She lost her bearings in the thick forest

PHRASES

take a (compass) bearing on sth
Take a compass bearing on that mountain