1 overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"
2 bear too much
3 contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery [syn: bear down] [also: overborne, overbore]
- To crush or press down on with physical force.
- To prevail over, as if by superior weight or force; dominate.
- To be more important than; outweigh.
- To bear an overabundance of fruit or offspring.