load down with

phrasal verb

loaded down with; loading down with; loads down with
: to burden or oppress with something heavy, laborious, or disheartening
Our teachers loaded us down with homework.
The company is loaded down with debt.

Examples of load down with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Large container ships might sail just two feet above the river bottom when they’re loaded down with heavy cargo, per USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 The Hickox, meanwhile, was making the opposite journey, from Muskegon to Chicago, loaded down with lumber and towing a packed schooner barge. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 In a black and white image from 1940, a group of people of varying ages stand on the side of a road next to a car loaded down with bags and belongings. Debra Kamin, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Eight feet may be near for a young adult who sees that the person behind them is loaded down with packages — while a parent, distracted in the rush to pick up a sick child from school, might reasonably consider that far. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2023 The border remains closed, stranding the more than 200 trucks loaded down with aid in Egypt. Matt Rivers, ABC News, 20 Oct. 2023 The Aggies’ defense — just as the rest of Texas A&M’s roster — is loaded down with former blue-chip prospects. Ainslie Lee | Alee@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2023 Lizzo was loaded down with two large shopping bags — though that didn't stop her from also carrying a glass of sparkling wine and a teeny-tiny Chanel purse with a chain strap in her right hand. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2023 In an accompanying video the three women are seen attending the show loaded down with bulging Styles swag bags and enjoying the gig from their primo seats. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 7 July 2023

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“Load down with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/load%20down%20with. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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