Definition of weigh on in English:

Share this entry

weigh on

Be depressing or burdensome to: his unhappiness would weigh on my mind so much
More example sentences
  • That depressing trend no doubt weighed on the minds of the delegates who gathered this week in Boston for the Democratic National Convention.
  • Despite the burden that weighed on his mind, the swordsman never felt happier in his life.
  • Investors worry that high oil prices, which helped boost the trade deficit by 12%, will weigh on the economy and depress stock prices.
oppress, lie heavy on, press down on, burden, be a burden on/to, weigh down, cast down, hang over, gnaw at, prey on, prey on someone's mind;
trouble, worry, beset, bother, disturb, upset, get someone down, depress, distress, grieve, haunt, nag, torment, afflict, perturb;
plague, obsess, take over, take control of
See parent entry: weigh
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.