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bearing down

verb as in close in on

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Carefree, ecstatic … and completely unaware that the massive milk truck is bearing down on him at roughly five miles per hour.

With Sandy bearing down upon us, many people are worried important things: Will work be canceled tomorrow?

The former open, relaxed, receptive, the latter, white knuckled focus, bearing down on the task at hand.

She wanted to unleash some of the weight bearing down on them.

With those concerns bearing down on him, his rhetoric could only soar so high.

The landlord, an unstoppable gramophone of garrulity, entering by the street-door and bearing down upon him, put him to flight.

She failed, and in a moment was bearing down with terrible speed right upon them.

Not far behind we heard the scream of a locomotive bearing down upon us at lightning speed.

Visitors often get nervous when they see a wherry bearing down upon them, but there is no occasion for them to do so.

“Commodore has made a signal that strange vessel is a man-of-war bearing down,” said the second-mate, again entering the cabin.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bear down, such as: advance on, approach, converge on, near, press, and weigh down.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.