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The weight of the burden of such annihilation would be enough to give a man a hernia. The Sun (2016)None of our competitors bears this burden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The researchers were shocked by how strongly this applied to the burden a minority put on taxpayers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But throughout history fighting men have shouldered this impossible burden. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It amounts to a declaration that they would rather end their lives than become a financial burden to their loved ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tram horses lasted only four, so heavy was their burden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Still, top strikers are happy to carry that burden and he does it very well. The Sun (2016)There is a financial burden for me but it's less than it could be. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The announcement lifts a heavy burden from him and ends months of speculation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Do we really want to load this burden on the rising generation? Times, Sunday Times (2007)That flat has to bear an enormous symbolic burden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Win also is clear that she will not become a burden to her family. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They impose burdens on activities when done in exchange for money that they otherwise leave alone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are not likely to burden supervisors with the task of coaching and counseling employees. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)The burden and responsibility is too much for you to carry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We burden them with impossible hopes and then destroy them when hope is inevitably unfulfilled. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They mean holding sorrow and carrying burdens together. Christianity Today (2000)The mental burden is weighing him down more than the technical flaw. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Germany has borne a heavy burden for the debt crisis of the eurozone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Parents can load a heavy burden of expectation and anxiety over future employment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it would be unfair to load another tax burden on to the younger working population. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Gas and electricity are one of the biggest financial burdens for older people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But that takes the pressure off us and allows us to play without the burden of enormous expectations. The Sun (2012)At the same time he or she bears the further burden of providing physical care for the one who is ill. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)This is a king visibly burdened by the weight of his crown, who evokes real pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The real challenge is refusing to allow others to blame you or, worse, expect you to shoulder the burden for problems. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'burden'
British English: burden /ˈbɜːdn/ NOUN
Something that is a burden causes you a lot of worry or hard work.
I don't want to be a burden to you.
- American English: burden
- Arabic: عِبْء
- Brazilian Portuguese: carga
- Chinese: 负担
- Croatian: teret
- Czech: břemeno starost
- Danish: byrde
- Dutch: last
- European Spanish: carga responsabilidad
- Finnish: taakka
- French: fardeau
- German: Last Seelisch
- Greek: φορτίο
- Italian: fardello
- Japanese: 荷物
- Korean: 짐
- Norwegian: byrde
- Polish: ciężar
- European Portuguese: carga
- Romanian: povară
- Russian: обуза
- Spanish: carga agobio
- Swedish: börda
- Thai: ภาระ
- Turkish: yük
- Ukrainian: тягар
- Vietnamese: gánh nặng
British English: burden VERB
If someone burdens you with something that is likely to worry you, for example a problem or a difficult decision, they tell you about it.
We decided not to burden him with the news.
Definition of burden from the Collins English Dictionary
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