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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyweigh on
he/she/itweighs on
present participleweighing on
past tenseweighed on
past participleweighed on
  1. weigh on someone to cause problems for someone or something, or to make someone worried

    The responsibility of her new job had begun to weigh on her.

    weigh on someone’s mind:

    The decision to move has been weighing heavily on Eric’s mind.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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