Definition of bear down on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bear down on

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    bear down on somebody


    bear down on something

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  1. 1(British English) to move quickly towards somebody/something in a determined or threatening way
  2. 2(especially North American English) to press on somebody/something Bear down on it with all your strength so it doesn't move.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bear down on