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burden

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbɜːdən/
a difficult situation or unpleasant responsibility that you must deal with or worry about: ease/lighten/reduce the burden (on sb) By training additional staff, management could significantly ease the burden on its over-worked personnel.heavy/big/enormous burden I sympathize with the heavy burden of paperwork they have to deal with. the administrative/legal burden
the responsibility of paying money that you owe, or the large amount of money that you owe: bear/carry/assume the burden (for sth) If the new law is passed, tax payers will assume the burden for rising energy costs.financial/economic burden He proposed that the state accept the financial burden. a tax/mortgage/loan burden →  See also debt burden
Translations of “burden”
in Korean 짐…
in Arabic عِبء…
in French poids écrasant, fardeau…
in Turkish ağır, yük, sorumluluk…
in Italian peso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 負荷,重負, 負擔,重擔…
in Russian обуза…
in Polish ciężar…
in Spanish carga…
in Portuguese obrigação, estorvo, fardo…
in German die Bürde, die Last…
in Catalan càrrega, pes…
in Japanese (精神的な)重荷, 負担…
in Chinese (Simplified) 负荷,重负, 负担,重担…
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