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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
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be weighed down with griefestar abrumado(a) por la pena
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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