Dictionary Results for bear_down


1. bear_down - verb

· exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"

Synonym(s): drag_down, bear_down_on, press_down_on, weigh_down

Hypernym(s): press




2. bear_down - verb

· contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

Synonym(s): overbear

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press




3. bear_down - verb

· to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

Synonym(s): charge

Hypernym(s): rush




4. bear_down - verb

· exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down"

Hypernym(s): contend, fight, struggle




5. bear_down - verb

· pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background"

Hypernym(s): stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate




6. bear_down - verb

· exert a force or cause a strain upon; "This tax bears down on the lower middle class"

Hypernym(s): charge, saddle, burden





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