weigh down


weighed down; weighing down; weighs down

transitive verb

: to cause to bend down : overburden

Examples of weigh down in a Sentence

all these tragedies occurring simultaneously are weighing me down
Recent Examples on the Web The combination also helps hair keep volume so it's not weighed down by the length. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 26 Jan. 2024 Nearly every player, weighed down by hours of either compulsive lying or sleuthing, begins to act differently, and in turn these recalibrations of character are pounced upon as Traitor tells. Raven Smith, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024 Look for products with ingredients that infuse and seal in moisture, like nourishing coconut oil or shea butter, but that won’t weigh down your curls. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 14 Jan. 2024 Its plausibility enhances the film’s impact, allowing The Beekeeper to eschew convoluted plotlines and intellectual posturing that can weigh down action movies. Giancarlo Sopo, National Review, 13 Jan. 2024 Consider a travel blanket that won’t weigh down your luggage or carry-on bag or take up too much space. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 2 Feb. 2024 There is hope that this investment will have knock-on effects, boosting a region bursting with youth and a vibrant startup culture but weighed down by a reputation for crime. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Jan. 2024 Britain’s economy is stagnant, the international art market is in a downturn and the wider world is weighed down with ongoing geopolitical crises in the Middle East, Ukraine and beyond. Scott Reyburn, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2024 Our tester’s scalp and hair felt moisturized and bathed in hydration, but the lightweight formula never weighed down strands. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 14 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of weigh down was in the 14th century

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“Weigh down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weigh%20down. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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