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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.
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