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Meaning of BEAR DOWN

Pronunciation:  behr dawn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  exert a force or cause a strain upon; "This tax bears down on the lower middle class"
  2. [v]  pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background"
  3. [v]  exert full strength, as in baseball; "The pitcher bore down"
  4. [v]  to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork."
  5. [v]  contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
  6. [v]  exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"
 Synonyms: bear down on, charge, drag down, overbear, press down on, weigh down
 See Also: accent, accentuate, burden, charge, compact, compress, constrict, contract, emphasise, emphasize, fight, press, punctuate, rush, saddle, squeeze, stress, struggle



Thesaurus Terms
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