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bear·ing down

(bār'ing down),
Expulsive effort of a parturient woman in the second stage of labor.

bearing down

[ber′ing]
Etymology: OE, beran, to bear, adune, down
a voluntary effort by a woman in the second stage of labor to aid in the expulsion of a fetus. By applying the Valsalva maneuver, the mother increases intraabdominal pressure.

bear·ing down

(bār'ing down)
Expulsive effort of a parturient woman in the second stage of labor.

bearing down

1. The pains experienced in the second stage of labour.
2. The expulsive effort made by a woman in contracting the abdominal muscles and diaphragm in labour.
3. A sense of something descending in the pelvis experienced by women with PROLAPSE of the womb.
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Perhaps, see the great crowd of people with its rush and roar, bearing down upon them, too.
Then came Ishmael and his stout sons in open view, bearing down upon their late treacherous allies, with looks and voices that proclaimed the character of the succour.
Even if it meant having to put up with the youthful gaze of David Cameron bearing down on him from black and white photos.
With a typhoon bearing down on Tokyo, the fourth-seeded Nishikori won his second straight tournament.
But Bayern responded well and when Mario Gomez was bearing down on goal and Pepe was bearing down on him, Viktor Kassai, the Hungarian referee, paused and pointed to the spot for the second time.
Summary: Powerful Hurricane Earl is bearing down on the east coast of the US on a path toward North Carolina's barrier islands.
It's a pity the bulls don't have that option when a sword-welding maniac is bearing down on them.
RECESSION is bearing down on Internet search giant Google after the US firm posted its worst revenue performance in nearly five years as a public company.
5 : to flatten out or smooth by bearing down upon especially by ironing <press clothes>
Midway through the first half, May found himself bearing down on goal after Garry Thompson's headed flick-on, but the ball got caught under his feet and Colchester keeper Jimmy Walker collected.