Definition of weigh down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

weigh down

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

weigh somebodydown

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

weigh somebody/somethingdown

 
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to make someone or 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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