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beast of burden

literary
an animal such as a donkey or an ox that is used to carry or pull things
(Definition of beast of burden from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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beast of burdennoun [C]

/ˈbist əv ˈbɜr·dən/
an animal used to perform work
(Definition of beast of burden from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beast of burden”
in Chinese (Simplified) 役畜(如驴、牛等)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 役畜(如驢、牛等)…
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