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1burden/ˈbɚdn̩/noun
pluralburdens
1burden
/ˈbɚdn̩/
noun
pluralburdens
Learner's definition of BURDEN  
[count]
: something heavy that is carried : load
— see also beast of burden
: someone or something that is very difficult to accept, do, or deal with — often + on

burden has been lifted from your shoulders/back

— see 1lift
2burden/ˈbɚdn̩/verb
burdensburdenedburdening
2burden
/ˈbɚdn̩/
verb
burdensburdenedburdening
Learner's definition of BURDEN  
[+ object]
: to make (someone) hold or carry something heavy or accept or deal with something difficult : to put a heavy burden on (someone) — usually used as (be) burdened
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