weigh down  /ˈweɪˈdaʊn/  phrasal verb

1 weigh (someone or something) down or weigh down (someone or something) : to press down on (someone or something) : to make (someone or something) heavier and less able to move easily

  • My heavy backpack weighed me down.
  • The boat was weighed down by the extra cargo.

2 weigh (someone) down or weigh down (someone) : to cause (someone) to accept or deal with something difficult or unpleasant

  • I don’t want to weigh you down with my bad news.
  • I’m feeling weighed down[=burdened] by all the work I have to do.