bear down upon

bear down upon
1.
Attack, assail, assault, charge, advance upon, move upon, march upon, march against, set upon, rush upon.
2.
(Naut.) Sail toward, approach, move to close quarters with.

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  • bear\ down\ upon — • bear down on • bear down upon v. phr. To draw constantly nearer with great speed and force. The police cars were bearing down on the bank robbers get away car …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bear down upon — index attack Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bear down upon — verb sail towards another vessel, of a ship • Syn: ↑bear down on • Topics: ↑navigation, ↑pilotage, ↑piloting • Hypernyms: ↑approach, ↑near, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bear down upon — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. i. 1. To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness. [1913 Webster] This age to blossom, and the next to bear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To suffer, as in carrying a burden. [1913 Webster] But man is born …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bear down upon phr v — bear v …   English expressions

  • bear\ down\ on — • bear down on • bear down upon v. phr. To draw constantly nearer with great speed and force. The police cars were bearing down on the bank robbers get away car …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bear down on — verb 1. sail towards another vessel, of a ship (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑bear down upon • Topics: ↑navigation, ↑pilotage, ↑piloting • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear down on — Synonyms and related words: accost, advance, advance against, advance upon, approach, approach anchorage, appropinquate, approximate, bear against, bear down upon, bear hard upon, bear up, bear up for, bear up to, close, close in, close with,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bear down — verb 1. exert a force with a heavy weight (Freq. 1) The snow bore down on the roof • Syn: ↑drag down, ↑bear down on, ↑press down on, ↑weigh down • Hypernyms: ↑press …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear down — {v.} 1. To press or push harder; work hard at; give full strength and attention. * /She is bearing down in her studies to win a scholarship./ * /The baseball pitcher is bearing down./ * /The pitcher bore down on the star batter./ * /Teachers of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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