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English definition of “burden”

burden

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɜː.dən/ us    /ˈbɝː-/
a heavy load that you carry: The little donkey struggled under its heavy burden. C1 something difficult or unpleasant that you have to deal with or worry about: the burden of responsibility My elderly mother worries that she's a burden to me. Buying a house often places a large financial burden on young couples.

burden

verb [T] uk   /ˈbɜː.dən/ us    /ˈbɝː-/
to trouble someone with something difficult or unpleasant: I don't want to burden you with my problems.
(Definition of burden from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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