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BEAR DOWN





Definition:

  1. [verb] exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"
    Synonyms: drag down, on, press down on, weigh down

  2. [verb] to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
    Synonyms: charge

  3. [verb] contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
    Synonyms: overbear

  4. [verb] exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down"

  5. [verb] pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background"

  6. [verb] exert a force or cause a strain upon; "This tax bears down on the lower middle class"

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