bear down

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To intensify one's efforts.
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It's 9:41, 58 degrees, and I'm flunking out. Time to bear down.

Submitted on August 31, 2012

Additional definitions for 'bear down':

bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.
bear downTo press down on someone.
bear downWhen giving birth, to push.
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