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English definition of “weigh on sb/sth”

weigh on sb/sth

phrasal verb with weigh     /weɪ/ verb
If a problem or responsibility weighs on you, it makes you worried or unhappy: He's under huge pressure at work and it's really weighing on him. She knew she had treated him badly and it weighed heavily on her mind for a long time.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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