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weigh down


  1. (sadden)  to be oppressive or disheartening to
    Synonyms: weigh on. Type of: sadden
  2. (press)  to exert a force with a heavy weight
    Synonyms: bear down, bear down on, drag down, press down on. Type of: press

Definition references

Random House Dictionary:

weigh | weigh anchor [sense-specific] | weigh down [sense-specific] | weigh in [sense-specific] | weigh one's words [sense-specific] | weigh out [sense-specific] | under weigh [sense-specific] | weigh one's words: word [definition 26, sense-specific]

to determine or ascertain the force that gravitation exerts upon (a person or thing) by use of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device. | to hold ... (26 of 370 words, 18 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

weigh down [adverb]

to press (a person) down by or as if by weight (11 of 345 words, 8 usage examples)


American Heritage Dictionary:

weigh | weighed [past tense] | weighing [present participle] | weighs [3rd-person singular present] | weigh down | weigh in | weighable [adjective, related] | weigher [noun, related]

To determine the weight of by or as if by using a scale or balance. | To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by or as if by weight. Often used ... (30 of 252 words, 13 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)



weigh down | overburden [synonym, sense-specific] | oppress [synonym, sense-specific] | depress [synonym, sense-specific] | bum [synonym, sense-specific] | burden [synonym, sense-specific] | dash [synonym, sense-specific] | deject [synonym, sense-specific] | get down [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to cause to bend down; "overburden" | "oppress", "depress" (8 of 116 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

weigh down [transitive] | weighed down [past tense] | weighing down [present participle] | weighs down [3rd-person singular present]

to make someone heavy and unable to move easily | [often passive] to cause problems for someone or something, or to make someone worried (23 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)



weigh down | weighed down [past tense] | weighing down [present participle] | weighs down [3rd-person singular present]

To act as a ballast for. | [idiomatic] To be too much for someone to cope with. (16 of 17 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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Encarta Dictionary:

weigh down

to be oppressive or burdensome to somebody | to press or pull somebody or something down by being heavy (18 of 46 words, 2 definitions)

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