To cause difficulty or distress to; distress or oppress.
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
To obstruct movement on or in; block up:
To cause to be in debt; cause financial difficulties to
To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
To give a handicap to (contestants)
To retard or obstruct the progress of.
To charge a firearm with ammunition.
To cause to feel worried or depressed:
To subject to an excessive burden or strain; overtax.
To load too heavily.
To impose as a burden, obligation, etc.
To require to pay a percentage of income, property value, etc. for the support of a government
To pay for by using credit, usually by presenting a credit card
To burden in a troublesome way
To load with goods to be transported.
To place (something) as a load for or as if for shipment.
To treat (thread or fabric) with a solution of metallic salts, in order to increase its weight
To cause to sink in a bog:
To keep under control
To force; compel; oblige
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