To weigh down
Weigh Weigh, v. i. 1. To have weight; to be heavy. ``They only weigh the heavier.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. To be considered as important; to have weight in the intellectual balance. [1913 Webster]

Your vows to her and me . . . will even weigh. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This objection ought to weigh with those whose reading is designed for much talk and little knowledge. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. To bear heavily; to press hard. [1913 Webster]

Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To judge; to estimate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Could not weigh of worthiness aright. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To weigh down}, to sink by its own weight. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To weigh down — Weigh Weigh, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weighed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weighing}.] [OE. weien, weyen, weghen, AS. wegan to bear, move; akin to D. wegen to weigh, G. w[ a]gen, wiegen, to weigh, bewegen to move, OHG. wegan, Icel. vega to move, carry, lift,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sit down — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To keep down — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weigh down — v. (D; tr.) to weigh down with (we were weighed down with packages) * * * (D; tr.) to weigh down with (we were weigh downed down with packages) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • weigh down — verb a) To act as a ballast for. We used some sandbags to weigh down the balloon. b) To be too much for someone to cope with. All the news of murder and famine is weighing me down …   Wiktionary

  • weigh\ down — • weigh down • weight down 1. To make heavy; cause to go down or bend with weight; overload. The evergreens are weighed down by the deep snow. Often used with with or by . There are so many children in the back seat that they are weighing down… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • weigh down something — weigh down (something) to slow the operation or growth of an organization. The company was weighed down with debt. Health care costs weigh the economy down …   New idioms dictionary

  • weigh down — (something) to slow the operation or growth of an organization. The company was weighed down with debt. Health care costs weigh the economy down …   New idioms dictionary

  • weigh down — verb 1. be oppressive or disheartening to • Syn: ↑weigh on • Ant: ↑lighten • Hypernyms: ↑sadden • Verb Frames: Something s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • weigh down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms weigh down : present tense I/you/we/they weigh down he/she/it weighs down present participle weighing down past tense weighed down past participle weighed down 1) to make someone heavy and unable to move… …   English dictionary

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