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bear down on

(also

bear down upon

) 1 (v + adv) approach directly TRANSITIVEtar i dtreotarraing ar PhrV  c m udéan ar PhrV  c m utar ionsar  c m ua patrol boat was bearing down upon them bhí bád patróil ag tarraingt orthu, bhí bád patróil ag déanamh orthu 2 (v + adv) take measures against INTRANSITIVEtéigh i ngleic leaghaidh a thabhairt ar  c m utabhair faoi PhrV  c m u → see bear