Synonyms of bear down


1. drag down, bear down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down, press

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

2. bear down, overbear, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

usage: contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

3. charge, bear down, rush

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

4. bear down, contend, fight, struggle

usage: exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down"

5. bear down, stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate

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

6. bear down, charge, saddle, burden

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


1. beardown(prenominal), strong (vs. weak)

usage: with full strength; "his beardown performance in the exhibition game"

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