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Definition of weigh down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

weigh down

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to make somebody feel worried or anxious synonym burden The responsibilities of the job are weighing her down. He is weighed down with guilt.

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to make somebody/something heavier so that they are not able to move easily I was weighed down with baggage. She tried to swim to the surface, but her clothes and shoes weighed her down.
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