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English definition of “bear in on/upon”

bear in on/upon

UK formal
verb uk phrasal verb with bear   /beər/ us    /ber/ (bore, borne or US also born)
If something is borne in on/upon someone, they are made to understand it: Suddenly it was borne in on him that he was becoming too old to start a new career.Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of bear in on/upon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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