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What is another word for bearing down on?

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(of a button on a device or machine) Present participle for to press down on
“As the hurricane approached, the strong winds began to bear down on the coast, causing trees to sway and press down on rooftops.”
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Present participle for to move directly towards someone or something in a purposeful or intimidating manner
“Alone or in clusters, attackers bear down on him at breakneck speed, their razor-sharp blades ripping into the white ice.”
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Present participle for to draw near a specified destination
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Present participle for to come close in quantity or quality
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Present participle for to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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Present participle for to place a heavy weight, load or burden on
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Present participle for to concentrate or direct one's view or attention onto something
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Present participle for to forcefully or violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
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Present participle for to compel or demand using force or bullying tactics
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