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Adjective: beardown
  1. With full strength
    "his beardown performance in the exhibition game"
Verb: bear down  behr dawn
  1. Exert a force with a heavy weight
    "The snow bore down on the roof";
    - drag down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down
     
  2. Contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
    - overbear
     
  3. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
    "he saw Jess bearing down at him with a pitchfork";
    - charge
     
  4. (baseball) exert full strength
    "The pitcher bore down"
     
  5. Pay special attention to
    "The lectures bore down on the political background"
     
  6. Exert a force or cause a strain upon
    "This tax bears down on the lower middle class"

Derived forms: bearing down, bears down, bore down

See also: strong

Type of: accent, accentuate, burden, charge, compact, compress, constrict, contend, contract, emphasise [Brit], emphasize, fight, press, punctuate, rush, saddle, squeeze, stress, struggle