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Definition of bear down on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bear down on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    bear down on somebody/something

     
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  1. 1 to press on someone or something Bear down on it with all your strength so it doesn't move.
  2. 2 to move quickly toward someone or something in a determined or threatening way
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bear down on