July 27, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
weigh down /ˈweɪ ˈdaʊn/ phrasal verb
weigh down
/ˈweɪ ˈdaʊn/
phrasal verb

weighs down; weighed down; weighing down

Porters weighed down by heavy boxes
Porters weighed down by heavy boxes
Learner's definition of WEIGH DOWN

1 1 weigh (someone or something) down or weigh down (someone or something) : to press down on (someone or something) : to make (someone or something) heavier and less able to move easily

  • My heavy backpack weighed me down.

  • The boat was weighed down by the extra cargo.

2 weigh (someone) down or weigh down (someone) : to cause (someone) to accept or deal with something difficult or unpleasant

  • I don't want to weigh you down with my bad news.

  • I'm feeling weighed down [=burdened] by all the work I have to do.

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