Meaning of “bear down on someone/something” in the English Dictionary


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bear down on someone/something

phrasal verb with bear us /beər/ verb past tense bore /bɔr, boʊr/ , past participle borne /bɔrn, boʊrn/

to move toward someone or something in a way that is threatening:

He leaped away from the car bearing down on him.

(Definition of “bear down on someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)