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Noun
A misfortune or affliction that causes worry, hardship, or distress
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“He struggled to cope with the guilt that had become a lifelong burden on his conscience.”
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A duty or responsibility, especially one that requires some effort or trouble to carry out
“The burden of being a role model was one he embraced with great spirit.”
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That which hinders progress or one's ability to proceed
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“These constant emails are becoming a burden on my ability to get on with some actual work.”
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A (typically heavy) load
“The trees were laden with a burden of snow during the cold winter days.”
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The main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
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“The burden of his speech was to the effect that Maslova had hypnotized him.”
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(rare) A part of a song which is repeated
“No human eye beheld the smile that wreathed her lips while they breathed the oft-repeated burden of the hymn.”
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A cause or source of trouble or difficulty
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An instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
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A person or thing whose presence or behaviour is likely to put one at a disadvantage
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The consequences or negative results of a thing or event
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The state or quality of having a great weight
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Oppression, or something that is oppressive or restrictive, typically figuratively
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The quality, state, or condition of being vulnerable
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A tax, fee, or fine that has been levied
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A good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing
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General, continuing costs of operation
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To load, or be loaded, heavily with
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“Ford carried the saddle on his own back rather than burden the horse with it.”
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To cause sadness, distress or anxiety to
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“I feel terrible having to burden you with more bad news.”
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To bother or cause inconvenience to
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To oppressively cause someone or something to do too much work
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To act as an impediment or burden to
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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To assign a responsibility, duty, or task to
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Attack, terrorize
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To supply or fill to excess
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Block or become blocked with an accumulation of thick, wet matter
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To obligate to do something
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Idiom
Series of trials
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