weigh down

weighed down; weighing down; weighs down

Definition of weigh down

transitive verb

1 : to cause to bend down : overburden

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Examples of weigh down in a Sentence

all these tragedies occurring simultaneously are weighing me down

First Known Use of weigh down

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Weigh down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weighed%20down. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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