weigh down

weigh down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be heavy)
a. pesar
All the books in my bag were weighing me down.Todos los libros que estaban en mi mochila me pesaban.
b. cargar
I rarely use cash. I don't like being weighed down by lots of loose change.Rara vez uso efectivo. No me gusta ir cargado de muchas monedas sueltas.
2. (to burden)
a. pesar
The guilt of what I had done was weighing me down.La culpa de lo que había hecho me estaba pesando.
b. agobiar
Brad didn't want to be weighed down with responsibilities.Brad no quería estar agobiado de responsabilidades.
c. abrumar
What's weighing me down is the anxiety of not having a job when I arrive.Lo que me está abrumando es la ansiedad de no tener un trabajo cuando llegue.
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weigh down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. cargar
2. (fig)
a.
to be weighed down with griefestar abrumado(a) por la pena
weigh down
transitive verb
1 (hold down) sujetar (con un peso/una piedra etc)
he weighed the tarpaulin down with stones
(encumber)
don't take anything with you that will weigh you down no te lleves nada que te suponga demasiado peso
he wrenched off his sneakers - if they had to swim he didn't want anything weighing him down
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
maybe he was weighed down by the burden of state secrets
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
to weigh down on sb agobiar a algn; abrumar a algn (literary); sorrow weighed down on her la pena la abrumaba
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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