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Bear down on   /bɛr daʊn ɑn/   Listen
Bear down on

verb
1.
Sail towards another vessel, of a ship.  Synonym: bear down upon.
2.
Exert a force with a heavy weight.  Synonyms: bear down, drag down, press down on, weigh down.






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"Bear down on" Quotes from Famous Books



... defeated at the house of care: And only when from purpled orient skies Peered Phoebus forth, did tardy slumber bear Down on my weary eyes. ...
— The Elegies of Tibullus • Tibullus

... should have a consistent depth and dignity from its proper degree of connection with the chest. This consistent character in the upper voice is attained by giving the tone a bit of pomp or nobleness of quality. In taking a low pitch there is, among novices, always a tendency to bear down on the tone in order to gain strength or to give weight to utterance. The voice is thus crowded into, or on, the throat. The voice should never be pushed down or pressed back in the low pitch. This practice leads to raggedness of tone, and finally to virtual loss of the lower voice. ...
— Public Speaking • Irvah Lester Winter



Words linked to "Bear down on" :   navigation, pilotage, press, sail, approach, piloting, near, draw near, come on, draw close, go up, come near



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