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burden1

bur·den1

burden1

 
 
pronunciation:
buhr dn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is carried, borne, or endured, usu. with some difficulty.
The packs were a heavy burden for the little burro.His mother's ill health is somewhat of a burden on us, but we bear up.
synonyms:
load
similar words:
affliction, care, cargo, cross, difficulty, encumbrance, freight, hardship, hindrance, impediment, millstone, onus, strain, task, tax, trial, trouble, weight, yoke
definition 2: responsibility.
You have the burden of finishing the task since it was you who insisted on undertaking it.
synonyms:
charge, duty, obligation, onus, responsibility
similar words:
liability, load, task
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: burdened, burdening, burdens
definition: to place a burden on; assign a burden to.
His boss burdened him with a lot of work to finish over the weekend.
synonyms:
encumber, saddle, weigh down, weight
antonyms:
relieve, unburden
similar words:
afflict, bother, charge, hamper, handicap, lade, obligate, oppress, overburden, overload, overtax, strain, tax, trouble, worry