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encumber (someone or something) with (something)

To burden or overwhelm someone or something with something. I suspect that your employees haven't come up with a solution yet because you've encumbered them with so many restrictions. Try not to encumber the system with too many operations at once.
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encumber someone or something with someone or something

to burden someone or something with someone or something. Please do not try to encumber me with your debts. She encumbered the marriage with a number of children from a previous marriage. She encumbered herself with the weight of both children and her purse.
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The use of secured debt in the capital structure encumbering substantially all assets has the potential to limit flexibility in a more difficult capital raising environment.
In addition, the translucent glass wall panels provide privacy without encumbering the areas.
25 million cash and (ii) the balance by assumption of an existing blanket first mortgage encumbering all eleven properties.
When an owner surrenders a property by foreclosure and the creditor is the successful bidder, the owner is deemed to receive consideration equal to the greater amount of the bid by the amount of liabilities encumbering the property will be the measure of consideration in this situation.
The Operating Partnership also transferred its interest in the junior mortgage loan (the "Junior Loan") encumbering Continental Towers to Prime Equity.
As a result of these agreements, and an aggressive sales effort that generated sufficient funds to remove the liens, the lis pendens encumbering the co-op was lifted on January 30, 1992.
In the April 27, 2005 preliminary injunction the Court had ruled that SkyWay was prohibited from "selling, offering to sell, transferring, pledging, encumbering or otherwise disposing of shares of its securities or any other company assets, tangible or intangible, except as may be necessary to fund its routine business affairs through its customary operating account(s)".
The preliminary injunction orders that the defendants, SkyWay, its officers, directors, agents or assigns are each enjoined from selling, offering to sell, transferring, pledging, encumbering or otherwise disposing of shares of its securities or any other company assets, tangible or intangible, except as may be necessary to fund its routine business affairs through its customary operating account(s).
5 million encumbering 46 drugstores leased to subsidiaries of CVS Corp.