Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bear_down

6 senses of bear down

Sense 1
drag down, bear down, bear down on, press down on, weigh down -- (exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof")
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")

Sense 2
bear down, overbear -- (contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery)
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

Sense 3
charge, bear down -- (to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork")
       => rush -- (attack suddenly)

Sense 4
bear down -- (exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down")
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

Sense 5
bear down -- (pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background")
       => stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate -- (to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet")

Sense 6
bear down -- (exert a force or cause a strain upon; "This tax bears down on the lower middle class")
       => charge, saddle, burden -- (impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend")

Antonyms of adj bear_down

1 sense of beardown

Sense 1
beardown (prenominal) -- (with full strength; "his beardown performance in the exhibition game")

INDIRECT (VIA strong) -> weak -- (wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar")

Similarity of adj bear_down

1 sense of beardown

Sense 1
beardown (prenominal) -- (with full strength; "his beardown performance in the exhibition game")
       => strong (vs. weak) -- (having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man")

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