[weigh down] also [weight down] 1. To make heavy; cause to go downor bend with weight; overload.
The evergreens are weighed down bythe deep snow.
– Often used with “with” or “by”.
There are so manychildren in the back seat that they are weighing down the back of thecar.
2a. To overload with care or worry; make sad or low in spirits.- Usually used in the passive.
The family is weighed down bysorrow.
The company is weighed down by debt.
2b. To make heavy, hard, or slow; make dull or uninteresting. – Often in the passive usedwith “by” or “with”.
The book is weighted down with footnotes.
The TV program is weighed down by commercials.