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    burden

    burden - Dictionary definition and meaning for word burden

    Definition
    (noun) an onerous or difficult concern
    Synonyms : encumbrance , incumbrance , load , onus
    Example Sentence
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind
    Definition
    (noun) weight to be borne or conveyed
    Synonyms : load , loading
    Definition
    (noun) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    Synonyms : core , effect , essence , gist
    Definition
    (noun) the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse Definition
    (verb) weight down with a load
    Synonyms : burthen , weight , weight down
    Definition
    (verb) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    Synonyms : charge , saddle
    Example Sentence
    • He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
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