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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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