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  Definition of bear down
  1. exert a force or cause a strain upon; "This tax bears down on the lower middle class"
  2. pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background"
  3. exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down"
  4. to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
  5. contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
  6. exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"
Similar Words: charge, overbear, drag down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down

 

Derivational Morphology: charger, charge

 

Anagrams: rawboned

 

 
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