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verb (adverb)

(often foll by on) to bring (a weapon) to bear (on a target), as while firing repeatedly
(intr foll by on) informal to bring one's attention to bear (on a problem, etc)
(intr foll by on) informal to converge (upon)the police zeroed in on the site of the crime

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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