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burden

noun [C]     /ˈbɜː.dən/ US  /ˈbɝː-/
a heavy load that you carry : The little donkey struggled under its heavy burden.Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams 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 .Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impedingDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of burden noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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