weigh (someone) down

weigh (someone) down
weigh (someone) down 1. to be very heavy for someone to carry.

She checked her bags because she knew they would weigh her down.

The number of keys he carried would have weighed down a band of sturdy men.

2. to make someone feel tired and weak.

He was weighed down by worries about money.

Old, sad memories weighed her down.


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