Learner’s Word of the Day
Porters weighed down by heavy boxes
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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