Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bear down; depress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To bear down; to depress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To bear, bring or carry down.
  • verb transitive To bear or press down (on); press upon; depress; subdue.
  • verb transitive To lessen; reduce.

Etymologies

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From Middle English dounberen, equivalent to down- +‎ bear.

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