weigh downtransitive verb phrase
a. no direct translation
to be weighed down with griefestar abrumado(a) por la pena
1 (hold down) sujetar (con un peso/una piedra etc) (encumber)
don't take anything with you that will weigh you down no te lleves nada que te suponga demasiado peso
she was weighed down with parcels iba muy cargada de paquetes; a branch weighed down with fruit una rama muy cargada de fruta
2 agobiar; abrumar (literary)
to be weighed down with or by sorrow estar abrumado por la pena; he felt weighed down with or by responsibilities se sentía agobiado por las responsabilidades; I was weighed down by guilt me pesaba el sentimiento de culpabilidad; the government is weighed down with or by debt el gobierno está cargado de deudas
to weigh down on sb agobiar a algn; abrumar a algn (literary); sorrow weighed down on her la pena la abrumaba
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