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English definition of “weigh sb down”

weigh sb down

verb uk phrasal verb with weigh   /weɪ/ us  
to make a person feel worried and unhappy because of problems, responsibilities, and duties: I thought she looked somehow older, weighed down by all her new responsibilities. Too much responsibility when too young can weigh down on a child.
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