HyperDic: bear_down

English > 6 senses of the expression bear down:
VERBcontactbear down, drag down, bear down on, press down on, weigh downexert a force with a heavy weight
contactbear down, overbearcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
competitionbear down, chargeto make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle / battle
competitionbear downexert full strength
communicationbear downpay special attention to
communicationbear downexert a force or cause a strain / strain upon
English > bear down: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningExert a force with a heavy weight.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsdrag down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down
BroaderpressExert pressure or force to or upon
Spanishversar
Catalanversar
English > bear down: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymoverbear
Broadercompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, presssqueeze or press together
Spanishpujar, subyugar
English > bear down: 6 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningTo make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle / battle.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymcharge
Broaderrushattack suddenly
Spanisharremeter, cargar, embestir
Catalanatacar, carregar, envestir, escometre
English > bear down: 6 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningExert full strength.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
English > bear down: 6 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningpay special attention to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Broaderstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateTo stress, single out as important
English > bear down: 6 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningExert a force or cause a strain / strain upon.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Broadercharge, saddle, burdenimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

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