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Synonyms for bear down

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  1. drag down, bear down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down(verb)

    exert a force with a heavy weight

    "The snow bore down on the roof"

    Synonyms:
    charge, overbear, press down on, drag down, bear down on, weigh on, bear down upon, weigh down

  2. bear down, overbear(verb)

    contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

    Synonyms:
    weigh down, drag down, bear down on, press down on, charge, overbear

  3. charge, bear down(verb)

    to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

    "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, weigh down, rouse, overbear, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, press down on, bear down on, blame, load, charge, commit, drag down, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  4. bear down(verb)

    exert full strength

    "The pitcher bore down"

    Synonyms:
    weigh down, drag down, bear down on, press down on, charge, overbear

  5. bear down(verb)

    pay special attention to

    "The lectures bore down on the political background"

    Synonyms:
    weigh down, drag down, bear down on, press down on, charge, overbear

  6. bear down(verb)

    exert a force or cause a strain upon

    "This tax bears down on the lower middle class"

    Synonyms:
    weigh down, drag down, bear down on, press down on, charge, overbear

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bear down

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, oppress, crush

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How to use bear down in a sentence?

  1. Ramin Anwari:

    It is really important to bear down with the momentum because of Farkhunda.

  2. Mike Porras:

    No one wants to put a bear down, but when a bear is not afraid of humans or is approaching humans, that is a cause for concern.

  3. Andre Bakhos:

    The market has been shaken by the depth and breadth of the negativity coming out of the retailing stocks, the market is going to have to make an evaluation if this is going to be a one-time blip or is something that continues to bear down.

  4. Mark Stone:

    For our power play to come out and really bear down was obviously a big swing, theres momentum swings in playoff games every night. Every game is a new chapter in a series and tonight was a big win for us.

  5. Bryan Johnson:

    The future is like a Category 5 hurricane that’s going to bear down on us with so much force the single greatest thing we can do as a species is work on our adaptability to change.


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