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Close in on
“The pain is intense and the urge to bear down and push the baby out starts now.”
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Work hard
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Apply oneself
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To move closer to
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To forcibly impose obedience or servitude upon
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To apply oneself diligently towards a goal
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To put into italics
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To make sad
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To devote serious and sustained effort
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Strike or knock at or on something violently with one's hand or with a hammer or other object
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Push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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Obligate to do something
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Move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force
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