English - Vietnamese Dictionary
burden /'bə:dn/ (burthen) /'bə:ðən/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- gánh nặng ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
- to bend beneath the burden: còng xuống vì gánh nặng
- to be a burden to someone: là gánh nặng cho ai
- (hàng hải) sức chở, trọng tải (của tàu)
- a ship of a thousand tons burden: tàu sức chở một nghìn tấn
- ý chính, chủ đề (bài thơ, cuốn sách)
- (nghĩa bóng) thân trâu ngựa
- ngoại động từ
- chất nặng lên; đè nặng lên ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
- to be burdened with debts: nợ nần chồng chất
+an onerous or difficult concern
+weight to be borne or conveyed
+the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
+the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
+weight down with a load
+impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Advanced English Dictionary
1 load, weight, gravamen; strain, pressure, trouble, onus, millstone, cross, albatross:
The old man put down his burden. The burden of the evidence is against them. His feeling of guilt over her death in the crash was a terrible burden to bear.
2 load, weigh down, saddle with, encumber; tax, oppress:
The mules were heavily burdened with a month's supply of food. Don't burden me with your problems.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 the ~ (of sth)
a ~ (on / to sb) a duty, responsibility, etc. that causes worry, difficulty or hard work: to bear / carry / ease / reduce / share the burden + The main burden of caring for old people falls on the state. + the heavy tax burden on working people + I don't want to become a burden to my children when I'm old.
2 (formal) a heavy load that is difficult to carry
See also - BEAST OF BURDEN
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sb / yourself (with sth) to give sb a duty, responsibility, etc. that causes worry, difficulty or hard work: They have burdened themselves with a high mortgage. + I don't want to burden you with my worries. + to be burdened by high taxation
2 (be burdened with sth) to be carrying sth heavy: She got off the bus, burdened with two heavy suitcases.
great, heavy, onerous | crippling, intolerable | administrative, economic, financial, tax
VERB + BURDEN
The manager carries the greatest burden of responsibility.
| assume, shoulder, take on
She had to shoulder the burden of childcare.
| impose, place
His illness placed an intolerable burden on his family.
| increase | ease, lighten, reduce, relieve | lift, remove
The administrative burden must be lifted from local government.
plans to shift the burden of taxation onto larger companies
I need to share my burden with someone.
BURDEN + VERB
fall on sb/sth
The economic burden falls mainly on businesses.
a burden for the whole family
| ~ of
the burden of high taxation
| ~ on/upon
easing the financial burden on families
| ~ to
She felt she was a burden to her parents.
the burden of proof
(law) (= the responsibility of proving that sth is true)The burden of proof falls on the prosecution: the accused is presumed innocent until proved guilty.
| have a burden on your shoulders
He has the burden of a large family on his shoulders.
| lift a burden from sb's shoulders
2 heavy load
VERB + BURDEN
The women carried their burdens on their backs.
| pick up | lay down, put down
a beast of burden
(= an animal used to do heavy work such as pulling or carrying things)
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