Thesaurus > Related Words: bear down

  Words related to bear down

Related / Similar Words: charge, overbear, drag down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down

 

Definition:
  • exert a force or cause a strain upon; "This tax bears down on the lower middle class";
  • pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background";
  • exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down";
  • to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork";
  • contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery;
  • exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof";

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    Derivational Morphology: charger, charge

     

    Anagrams: rawboned

     

     
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