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Verb: bear down on
  1. Sail towards another vessel, of a ship
    - bear down upon
     
  2. Exert a force with a heavy weight
    "The snow bore down on the roof";
    - drag down, bear down, press down on, weigh down

Derived forms: bearing down on, borne down on, bears down on, bore down on

Type of: approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near, press