bear down on Rate this phrase:(4.00 / 2 votes)
To approach someone in a very determined way.

I could see the headmaster bearing down on me, and looked hopelessly round for a means of escape.


Find a translation for the bear down on phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to bear down on

Discuss this bear down on phrase with the community:


Use the citation below to add this bear down on definition to your bibliography:


"bear down on." STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 17 Aug. 2018. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.