weigh down

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weigh down

  1. If you weigh down something, you use weights to hold it in place.
    We used some sandbags to weigh down the balloon.
  2. (idiomatic) If you weigh down someone, they have too much things to do or to cope with.
    All the news of murder and famine is weighing me down.