Definition of burden verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    burden

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈbərdn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they burden
     
    he / she / it burdens
     
    past simple burdened
     
    -ing form burdening
     
     
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  1. 1 burden somebody/yourself (with something) to give someone a duty, responsibility, etc. that causes worry, difficulty, or hard work They have burdened themselves with a high mortgage. I don't want to burden you with my worries. to be burdened by high taxes opposite unburden
  2. 2be burdened with something to be carrying something heavy She got off the bus, burdened with two heavy suitcases.
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