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weight someone or something down (with something)

to place a heavy weight in or on someone or something; to press down or hold down someone or something with a heavy weight. The inquisitors weighted the accused down with stones, but he still refused to say what they wanted. Karen weighted down the papers with an ornamental paperweight.
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weight down

v.
1. To fix or hold something in place with added weight: I weighted down the papers so they wouldn't blow away. The campers weighted the tarp down with rocks.
2. To impair the performance of someone or something by or as if by adding weight: The project weighted the company down with too much debt to survive in this competitive market. The team was weighted down by its inexperience.
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In my mind the only way I could keep my weight down was by making myself vomit.
Unfortunately, it's part of the job - not because we like it, it's because unfortunately it's things we have to do to keep our weight down.
The riders are traditionally clean-shaven in a bid to keep their weight down as low as possible.
The Vogue cover model was 17 years old when her agent told her to do so to keep her weight down.
Craig MacLean, 36, of Granton on Spey, developed the eating disorder when he was keeping his weight down for events in his early 20s.
In fact, for some of the bigger-framed jump jockeys, it's impossible, without seriously jeopardising their health, for them to get their weight down to the minimum riding weight of 10st in Britain and 9st 10lb in Ireland.
Since I struggle to keep my weight down, the magazine's health and fitness coverage is of particular interest.
Just simply walking for 15 minutes each day can improve your fitness levels and help keep your weight down.
Leo's been battling to keep his weight down since he shot to stardom in Titanic.
Stamped-and welded steel structures still make sense for many high-volume vehicles, and much can be done through a combination of advanced materials, load path optimization, and forming technology to drive weight down without adversely affecting rigidity or crash performance.
Cochrane spends his mornings running round the course to keep his weight down, so he knows every inch of the track and he refused to panic when Gary Carter went into a clear lead on Ipledgeallegiance.
FRANKIE DETTORI has expressed his ''horror'' at a press release issued to publicise a television programme in which he admits taking drugs to keep his weight down.
Smokers who justify their habit by claiming it helps keep their weight down are just subscribing to a popular myth, fresh evidence showed yesterday.
In Angel's method the way to get the necessary rigidly but keep the weight down is to leave out most of the glass.
Rather than create health problems, nicotine has been shown to have medically beneficial effects, including keeping body weight down by increasing metabolism and reducing appetite and by enhancing energy and concentration.