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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyload down
he/she/itloads down
present participleloading down
past tenseloaded down
past participleloaded down
  1. 1
    if you are loaded down with a lot of heavy things, you are carrying them

    She was loaded down with luggage.

  2. 2
    if you are loaded down with responsibilities, problems, or work, you have more than you can deal with
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