Bear-down meaning

(nautical) To approach from windward.
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To push (someone) to the ground; to defeat, overcome. [from 14th c.]
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(intransitive) To intensify one's efforts.

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

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(intransitive, with on) To approach in a determined manner.
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(intransitive) To exert downward pressure on one's abdomen, as in giving birth, forcing out feces, and some similar bodily maneuvers.
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Used other than as an idiom: see bear,‎ down.
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