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Meaning of BEAR DOWN ON

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  1. [v]  exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"
  2. [v]  sail towards another vessel, of ships
 Synonyms: bear down, bear down upon, drag down, press down on, weigh down
 See Also: approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near, press, sail



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