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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyweigh down
he/she/itweighs down
present participleweighing down
past tenseweighed down
past participleweighed down
  1. 1
    to make someone heavy and unable to move easily

    If you weigh yourself down you'll get very tired.

    The waiters were weighed down by huge trays of food.

  2. 2
    [often passive] to cause problems for someone or something, or to make someone worried

    Wall Street has been weighed down by economic uncertainty.

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