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burden1

bur·den1

burden1

 
 
pronunciation:
buhr dn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: something that is carried or difficult to bear.
The pack was a heavy burden.Her ill health is a burden on both of us.
synonyms:
load
similar words:
affliction, care, cargo, cross, difficulty, freight, hardship, hindrance, strain, tax, trial, trouble, weight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: burdened, burdening, burdens
definition: to place a burden on; give a heavy load to.
The teacher burdened us with a lot of homework for the weekend.
synonyms:
saddle, weigh down
antonyms:
relieve
similar words:
afflict, bother, charge, hamper, handicap, obligate, oppress, overload, strain, tax, trouble, worry