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According to WordNet, the verb "bear_down" has 6 sense(s).

200840980 pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background".

201389186 contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery.

201597096 exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof".

200750979 exert a force or cause a strain upon; "This tax bears down on the lower middle class".

201082023 exert full strength; "The pitcher bore down".

201121719 to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork".

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