burdennoun [C]uk /ˈbɜː.dən/ us /ˈbɝː-/
- The war had put an insupportable financial burden on the country.
- The irony of it is that the new tax system will burden those it was intended to help.
- A huge burden was lifted from my shoulders when I told my parents about my problem.
- Such a high increase will impose an undue burden on the local tax payer.
- Not until this turbulent region can shuffle off the burdens of the past will it be able to settle peacefully into the community of nations.
burdenverb [T]uk /ˈbɜː.dən/ us /ˈbɝː-/