weigh down

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To act as a ballast for

We used some sandbags to weigh down the balloon.

To be too much for someone to cope with

All the news of murder and famine is weighing me down.

If something that you are wearing or carrying weighs you down, it stops you moving easily by making you heavier. He took off his shoes. If they had to swim, he didn't want anything weighing him down These nests increase in size each year, and can eventually weigh down the branch
{f} burden; oppress a person; exert force with heavy weight, press down
exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"
be oppressive or disheartening to
weigh down