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English verb: weigh down

1. weigh down (emotion) be oppressive or disheartening to


ExamplesThe bad news will weigh down him


Synonymsweigh on


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)sadden


Antonymslighten, lighten up, buoy up

2. weigh down (contact) exert a force with a heavy weight


SamplesThe snow bore down on the roof.


Synonymsbear down, bear down on, drag down, press down on


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)press









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