bear\ down\ upon


bear\ down\ upon
• bear down on
• bear down upon
v. phr.
To draw constantly nearer with great speed and force.

The police cars were bearing down on the bank robbers' get-away car.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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