Synonyms of 'bear down on something or someone'
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When you compress something or when it compresses, it is pressed or squeezed so that it takes up less space.
Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
To crush something means to press it very hard so that its shape is destroyed or so that it breaks into pieces.
Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.
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