weigh on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

See also main entry: weigh