Значение идиомы weigh down

[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.

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