Definition of saddle with
: to cause (someone or something) to have (a problem, burden, responsibility, etc.) His actions have saddled the company with too much debt. My boss saddled me with the task of organizing the conference. —often used as (be) saddled with The company is saddled with an enormous amount of debt. She is saddled with a reputation for not being dependable.
Word by Word Definitions
: a girthed usually padded and leather-covered seat for the rider of an animal (such as a horse)
: a part of a driving harness comparable to a saddle that is used to keep the breeching in place
: a seat to be straddled by the rider of a vehicle (such as a bicycle)
: to put a saddle on
: to place under a burden or encumbrance
: to place (an onerous responsibility) on a person or group
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