Bear down on or upon synonyms

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To press hard on or together; compress:
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Compress means to press together, or to make something more compact.
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To press or urge forward; to drive.
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1669 May 18, Sir Isaac Newton, Letter (to Francis Aston):
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To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
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To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
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To try
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To approach
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(Idiomatic) To catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.
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To lay stress upon, emphasize
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To put to test.
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(Intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
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Find another word for bear down on or upon. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bear down on or upon, like: squeeze, compress, push, endeavor, strive, attempt, make a strong effort, draw-near, converge on, close-in-on and press.