bring to bear
phrasal to use with effect <
bring pressure to bear
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bring to bear — Ⅰ. ► bring to bear 1) prepare and use to effect. 2) aim (a weapon). Main Entry: ↑bear Ⅱ. ► bring to bear exert (influence or pressure). Main Entry: ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • bring to bear — index avail (be of use), exercise (use), exert Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bring to bear — verb bring into operation or effect (Freq. 4) The new members brought to bear new concerns to the U.N. • Hypernyms: ↑effect • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something * * * bring to …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring to bear — bring (something) to bear formal to use influence, arguments, or threats in order to change a situation. Pressure should be brought to bear on the illegal regime and support given to the resistance. (often + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring to bear — idi , to force to have an impact: to bring pressure to bear on union members to end a strike[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • bring to bear — verb To apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect. Every possible pressure was brought to bear on the minister to ensure the unjust law was not passed …   Wiktionary

  • bring to bear — 1》 muster and use to effect. 2》 aim (a weapon). → bear …   English new terms dictionary

  • To bear a hand — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[=o]r) (formerly {Bare} (b[^a]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[^o]rn), {Borne} (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bear down — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[=o]r) (formerly {Bare} (b[^a]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[^o]rn), {Borne} (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bear in hand — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[=o]r) (formerly {Bare} (b[^a]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[^o]rn), {Borne} (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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