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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 come or go near, or nearer to, in place or time
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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 apply great and continuous effort
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To emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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To load or burden with a heavy weight, literally or figuratively
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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To obligate to do something
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To push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
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To move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force
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To make emotionally sad or depressed
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To comprehensively defeat
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To hit, strike or knock something forcefully
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