Đồng nghĩa của burden

Alternative for burden

burdens, burdened, burdening

Đồng nghĩa: charge, load, task,

Trái nghĩa: lighten, reduce,

Noun

A misfortune or affliction that causes worry, hardship, or distress
worry affliction anxiety strain liability stress albatross difficulty encumbrance millstone misfortune problem weight grievance sorrow tribulation drain punishment thorn in one's side trouble trial hardship misery adversity torment pain hassle distress suffering load cross calamity blow ordeal woe setback headache cross to bear tragedy torture catastrophe misadventure pressure grief mishap drag bane reverse disaster curse nuisance anguish accident agony bother trauma travail annoyance inconvenience crunch labour labor failure bad luck vexation wretchedness discomfort plague responsibility bummer imposition disadvantage visitation disappointment mischance tension stroke of bad luck heartache vicissitude scourge nightmare ill fortune obligation onus cataclysm issue upset debacle tax pest contretemps grind drudgery chore bad news toil test oppression tough luck travails crucible gauntlet casualty dole bad break task blight rotten luck deprivation sadness heartbreak fire straits hindrance hard luck duty harm shock loss gantlet disquiet infelicity unpleasantness unluck uphill battle nemesis haplessness care job demand unhappiness charge deadweight complication ill luck bitter pill downer excruciation rigor rigour hard time hard work tall order difficult task beast cumber evil disquietude killer menace bear privation ruin drawback unluckiness irritation poverty struggle predicament destitution want unfortunateness downside hell crisis need ruination hurt penury concern pickle snag challenge penalty dread untowardness angst rack plight knock nervousness botheration apprehensiveness agitation fear thorn in the flesh perplexity worriment ball and chain buffet shackle hard times tough grind tough assignment trials and tribulations nervous tension hell on earth no picnic can of worms obstacle dire straits reversal of fortune unease pain in the rear pain in the backside pain in the neck pain in the bum hard knocks dilemma battle obstruction downfall cost undoing demands calvary exertion quandary tenseness despair cancer persecution indigence canker apprehension bugbear heat whammy minus effort jolt slog discouragement pestilence austerity uneasiness urgency mess exigency ill restlessness reverse of fortune trepidation poison beggary infliction perturbation disbenefit glitch scrape alarm lack misgiving hazard concernment reversal rainy day uphill struggle down asperity hardness injury double whammy nervosity anxiousness agita burdens severe test trying time excess baggage danger hot water jam thorn in your side dolour undesirable consequence stroke of ill luck millstone round one's neck ill-luck tough break ill-fortune doom impediment endeavor disgrace incubus hardshi destruction mantle embarrassment trammel long haul albatross around one's neck endeavour strait yoke waterloo upheaval downturn difficulties fiasco irritant detriment handicap disturbance death catastrophy squalor impoverishment disease case terror sordidness pinch strife letdown comedown drama grindstone bête noire depletion sapping reduction duress throe jar tormentor conflict big trouble dud bête noir tough job ills matter knot cause for concern despite disfavor disorder exertions aggravation sad event holy mess unholy mess ticklish spot intrusion daily grind crucifixion neediness condition crux baptism of fire knock-back expenditure outflow ferment uphill painful experience to-do impecuniousness impecuniosity Waterloo pressure cooker consternation undertaking work bad experience trials unpleasant experience presumption encroachment cheek liberty overextension distention intensity mistrust passion flutter fearfulness clutch nakba hurting jinx skids fatal attraction uncertainty disfavour confusion derangement outburst collapse traumatization peril harsh conditions tough situation deep water evil eye the worst kiss of death mission assignment unrest turmoil pressure of work fatigue result toll sacrifice expectancy impatience exhaustion obtrusion constraint restraint imposure command unpleasant aspect calling function exercise consequence forfeit inquietude dead weight blame unwanted responsibility accountability chain jitters panic foreboding forfeiture fretfulness turbulence financial distress Herculean task consequences sweat mental weight horror price backbreaker workout scutwork bore catch-22 hurdle traction tautness force tightness despondency expensive possession burthen more trouble than it's worth desperation gruntwork slavery donkeywork hopelessness heavy labor heavy labour question catch dispute depression purgatory murder hard graft donkey-work difficult project donkey work hard labour backbreaking work dejection gloom melancholy disheartenment habit count squeeze doubt disagreement distension tensity shear Gehenna phobia bogey resignation forlornness dispiritedness mishappening negative aspect point at issue disputed point white elephant desolation despondence dismay hallucination demoralization melancholia resignedness disconsolateness miserableness dreariness dolor box hitch teething trouble fantasy vision phantasm dream illusion pet hate succubus fancy evil fortune evil chance bad trot joylessness glumness cheerlessness doldrums pessimism defeatism rue dolefulness despond bad dream pull demoralisation dumps mopes sorrowfulness heartsickness blues gloominess mournfulness downheartedness night terror blue devils low spirits dashed hopes wronging hard knock car crash apocalypse emergency crash devastation meltdown pang bale holocaust havoc quagmire malaise muddle wreck curtains lapse mishanter extremity abyss mourning bereavement impasse mire conundrum stew bind ache imbroglio entanglement martyrdom shambles twinge sticky situation tight spot sorry condition awkward situation problematic situation sad state tight corner critical situation spot of bother unfortunate situation no-win situation train wreck tricky situation tight situation difficult situation defeat damage check blunder bad thing rout pangs frustration regret non-success commotion harassment lamentation mischief mortification sorriness slip hole chaos disarray lamenting fix act of God bewailing bemoaning farce cruelty mental suffering heavy blow double trouble hang-up worst-case scenario dreadful thing awful thing terrible thing throes convulsion dispossession hellhole remorse awkwardness unfortunate incident error failing malice unconsolability mischanter flooding wrong broken-heartedness bleakness breakdown shame lament desperateness tumult botched situation soreness faux pas mistake spectacle devastating blow pining heartbrokenness lack of comfort blue ruin contamination laceration cruciation impalement humiliation lot provocation nag nagging boo-boo offense prejudice offence ill-treatment disservice stroke moroseness lack of success repining deploring heaviness of heart dark night of the soul incident fuss pollution total pileup smashup flood fall smash business circumstance occasion adventure row scene melodrama affair collision living hell bath thrill fracas sensation excitement stitch third degree serious accident bad fortune grievous blow repulse corruption turnabout vanquishment conquering shit show fell stroke rough situation mildew contagion fungus stack-up crack-up fender-bender wrack-up anvil chorus rear-ender inclemency intolerance obduracy roughness infestation tear-jerker eyesore withering dump sight pitfall difficult time blot on the landscape pass tinderbox barrier shipwreck messiness bust puzzle monstrosity situation bomb disorderliness hiccup drudge tears moil painfulness industry striving vicious circle hot potato rabbit hole barricade deadlock facer prob graft pains spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works fly in the ointment stumbling block a stew a jam a scrape a spot a hole a fix dead end a pickle bitterness grieving heavy heart emotional suffering broken heart moodiness funk listlessness

Noun

A duty or responsibility, especially one that requires some effort or trouble to carry out

Noun

That which hinders progress or one's ability to proceed
hindrance encumbrance impediment obstacle barrier block obstruction restraint restriction curb drag handicap inconvenience inhibition interference limitation trammel deadweight hitch impedance interruption clog cramp crimp millstone prevention weary load ball and chain bar hurdle deterrent fetter stop manacle holdback balk chain stumbling block baulk drawback difficulty snag check shackles embarrassment let catch setback hazard cumber disadvantage fly in the ointment spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works complication hiccup albatross brake problem facer cumbrance baggage catch-22 detriment monkey wrench glitch gridlock hampering stoppage joker hamper delay blockade barricade blockage retardment shackle retardation rub hang-up stricture jam-up wall millstone around your neck road block dead weight load shortcoming hardship preventive straitjacket constraint circumvention bump uphill roadblock disincentive issue injury psychological baggage hangup millstone round someone's neck sticking point defect bottleneck flaw prohibition holdup disorder tie weakness red tape fault disablement impairment booby trap mountain to climb lock sabotage intervention excess baggage foot dragging deal-breaker fence discouragement defence railing defense protection blank wall hedge hold-up blocking rein damper preventative halt bulwark stockade rampart palisade impasse cordon safeguard pause security trouble circumscription precautionary measure checking confinement arrest dissuasion remedy precaution jam headache preventive measure protective measure checkmate pitfall halting determent shield discontinuance hedgerow rail pale suspension stalemate stopping limit wait standstill enclosure ditch boundary fortification mishap dike standoff logjam draw holding end of the road dead end deadlock bond fetters bonds congestion opposition barring choking traverse occlusion hobble yoke mountain stumbling stone jump control nuisance weak point failure deficiency encirclement leash bridle stone in one's path blocking object suppression infarct embolus closure infarction gotcha gimmick hassle defensive measures bridling curbing repression failing saddle debt duty guilt cross frustration shackling baulking cramping fettering holding back stifling smothering clampdown stint condition snafu bug tangle land mine thwarting quashing foiling sentry post thorn in one's side monkey on back interdict line of defense balking embargo sublimation injunction inadequacy taboo modification definition reservation circumspection qualification end no through road cul-de-sac blind alley nowhere to turn corner finish ending putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud blind spot downfall adversity palladium fail-safe protective caution fencing misfortune upset blow blunder paling closing defeat slip neutralizer prophylactic embankment knock bummer reversal inefficacy error trench moat one in the eye miscalculation body blow piece of bad luck mischance mistake kick in the teeth disappointment stroke of bad luck knock-back bit of trouble reversal of fortune bafflement whammy bitter pill guard ceasing partition groyne windbreak railings levee barrage circumvallation stall desisting remaining hesitation trellis barbed wire pickets groin stakes chains backstop terminating screen deterring posts cyclone net balustrade boards detainment anticipatory measure hold detention lull lag cessation retard gap interval intermission interlude head stand-off bind stay ado prorogation surcease break downtime filibuster waiting period tie-up time wasted showstopper time lag cooling-off period period of waiting holding pattern full stop Mexican standoff bank grade weir milldam boom gate dam millpond

Noun

The main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
gist drift essence substance implication intention meaning sense significance signification thesis thrust import message purport spirit tenor core point pith meat nub heart theme matter marrow nitty-gritty crux kernel bottom line content intent stuff nucleus root meat and potatoes nuts and bolts denotation upshot quintessence idea keynote subject centerpiece sum net pivot bull's-eye centrepiece heart of the matter soul text nubbin topic motif sum and substance name of the game essentials direction subject matter connotation fundamentals argument centre center brass tacks punch line essential part interpretation nature force focus vein body purpose basis character thread bearing basics relevance strain significancy importance short intendment score main point acceptation salient point focal point main idea question motive tendency flavour flavor aim nuance being mood essentiality consequence view viewpoint quiddity end kicker effect reality understanding fiber fibre fundamental point nature of the beast ideas definition intimation context thought implications resolution suggestion worth value allusion explanation reason rationale piece hub bit morsel atom part essential point central point proposition inwardness circumstance moral case embodiment zest nature of beast statement opinion heart and soul the long and the short of it vital part treatise dissertation discourse exposition plot evidence line of reasoning most important fact life moment meaningfulness principle scenario storyline way ethos trend course lifeblood validity material power soundness action train of thought story line sequence gravamen staple foundation clout concreteness path base prominence magnitude guts constitution element backbone grain actuality structure inclination run evolution tone quality aspect form entity fundamental quality attribute virtuality basic characteristic caliber chief constituent property timber be-all and end-all name of game intrinsic nature calibre fundamental nature essentia bottom germ esse basic quality central part ABCs sum total ropes details course of thought chief thing the name of the game chief part essential details the facts cold fact important matter crux of the matter hard fact summary long and short main theme central idea general picture important point central theme cornerstone fundamental disposition bedrock temper groundwork feeling personality feel keystone identity psyche complexion principles atmosphere make-up seat stamp self persona ambience makeup aura mind issue standard quick concern individuality law temperament underpinning premise fabric precept axiom air traits humour cause humor concept nexus vibrations starting point item theory basic axis rule beginning foundations rudiments tenet attributes source ABC note animus linchpin climate distillation characteristic subconscious capacity truth attitude vibe cast presence rudiment locus smell sine qua non consciousness feature life force theorem omphalos texture fundamental principle affair proposal mentality principal element inner self polestar business ground problem rules ethic determinant regulation warp essential nature qualities origin ambiance frame of mind anima philosophy spice seasoning merit features bosom truism principal object code existence matter at hand capability essential beginnings lynchpin potential authority distinction infrastructure pneuma symbolization tincture condiment sauce relish additive herb formula outlook crown detail characteristics middle inference aroma halo epicenter golden rule object odor odour ego consideration key fountainhead mettle mold mould karma animation fact subsistence design account patina nimbus insinuation discussion fount eminence particular main ingredient principal constituent subtext trait style touch centre of attention nap chief ingredient hotbed streak center of attention true being vital force animating principle navel epicentre strength cynosure strand innermost self inner woman field of inquiry footing lesson conscience inner man first principle ground zero postulate field of reference area under discussion standards extract tenets weight precepts constituent composition truisms verity mainstay preliminaries norms mainspring component maxim constituents grammar survival elements axioms target doctrine dictum laws alphabet highlight influence ingredients genesis undertone talent ability seed facet making first principles antecedent inner being most important point living feather warp and woof start psychology aphorism stature excellence manifestation model basic principles animating spirit moving force ground rule undercurrent ingredient capital position seedbed particularity make factor crucial point motion clay inside point of departure animateness wellspring tinge kind intellect thing expertise proficiency competence superiority overtone essential qualities hint kidney mecca continuance study title condition individualism field reference information belly potential for prevailing tendency spark best part dominating characteristic suspicion situation subcurrent gnome marketplace breath coal and ice endowment portion faculty qualification area place ground rules inner ego motivating force hidden meaning eye state of mind turn of mind concentration headquarters ka atman wairua secondary meaning matter in hand cluster elan vital fons et origo gifts magnet piece of information point at issue habilitation breeding ground nerve center worthiness pre-eminence where it's at strengths virtue point in question hand pile cloth cream meat-and-potatoes essentialness quintessential ultimate support whatness kingpin grounding rest hinge true intention real meaning true meaning flavouring flavoring color genius colour butt quintain environment scope assumption morale cheer mode practicalities facts realities embryo bud adage teaching milieu vibes surroundings facade impression semblance chapter class decisive point guiding principle belief concepts bases inception spotlight outcome conclusion determination preliminary birthplace basic idea moralism saying sermon dead center home run direct hit midpoint designation anchor ilk commencement hole in one flagship climax surface guise exterior façade stress breast essential element inner child ball game spirituality awareness ABC's hard facts necessities weave raison d'être druthers stripe breed sort variety type fountain configuration bull's eye forefront showpiece emphasis attraction timbre saw proverb apophthegm motto epigram assumptions defining characteristic essential feature policy line prescript specific creature organism mise en scene article blurb state news report story description emotions like apothegm contention division general meaning general intention front affectation finish main ingredients parts components gut mass postulates prescripts formulae heartstrings bones sprout sprig maxims criteria anecdote leitmotif occasion head talking point main feature high point high spot key feature main event indispensable content main thing end result end product whole story key point last word final decision representation personification realization realisation symbol incarnation exemplification modus operandi inspiration cornerstones materials pride and joy first steps main what it's all about criterion line colouring jewel in the crown anatomy undermeaning echo intension coloring smack association consistency institution roots cast of mind mind-set moot point fine point respect theorems determinants image outline look truths the three R's dogma stimulus bulk promise matter in question matter of contention rallying point bone of contention hot spot spring medium vehicle organization carrier inner space woof practicality stipulation technicality nicety info angle datum perspective data motivation constellation brunt generality majority total whole élan vital moving spirit through-line convention aphorisms keystones potentiality organisation principal interest urgency principium load innards specification slant point of view totality integral integrate vital fluid vital spark dynamic force essential constituent essential component well head vital spirit humanity will mechanisms doctrines apothegms codes chapters inkling real issue gravity impact seriousness noteworthiness primary element key component important part blood driving force sap animating force subjects dope itemized information gen low-down sentience intermixture roughness stiffness fineness balance coarseness smoothness flexibility conception conceit raw material use golden rules substructure chief preponderance heft intelligence ardor fervor fervour ardour house central home divisions standing exigency notability graveness momentousness continued existence creation personage viability aliveness growth corporality continuation corporeality dynamic seasoner main part themes topics center of attraction center of activity centre of activity centre of attraction nerve centre happy hunting ground basic characteristics imagination instrument instrumentality weightiness rank prestige spiritual being secret self real nature vital signs inherent attributes inherent qualities inherent characteristics background major part principal part lion's share beinghood existing personhood breath of life recesses of heart means subcomponent inherent features basic attributes essential attributes essential features essential characteristics basic features basic qualities perseverance permanence journey thingness extent status spark of life better part greater part integral part building block contributing factor determining factor part and parcel superego size shipment volume cargo lading filling stuffing furnishing packing freight space bent fingerprint peculiarity hallmark member contents continued survival essential being submerged mind undersense subliminal self underconsciousness subconscious mind id inner thoughts subliminal unconscious mind subconsciousness uniqueness shape essential quality colors properties distinctiveness name of tune mystique complex colours frame speciality singularity specialty badge mark appearance estimation morality ethics selfhood affection set marked traits crasis self-identity morals beliefs mindset habits attitudes values ideology culture moral code moral belief

Noun

A good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing
strength advantage asset forte metier métier skill aptitude gift speciality talent specialty strong point virtue strong suit ability body capability connection core expertise gist in license long suit meat pith purport security sense succour succor tier wire intestinal fortitude upper hand capacity power bent competence faculty facility knack endowment proficiency aptness flair dexterity adroitness competency know-how adeptness caliber prowess calibre genius mastery virtuosity potential qualification skilfulness quality technique potency thing effectiveness artistry cleverness expertness means potentiality fitness savvy excellence deftness nous command what it takes skillfulness accomplishment chops distinction capableness puissance efficiency touch right stuff value finesse head craft wherewithal readiness merit force handiness bag stuff ableness brilliance worth attribute stature intelligence claim to fame propensity skills skillset qualities cup of tea nose form expertism turn art sharpness habilitation might artfulness masterfulness moxie the goods redeeming feature savoir faire medium eminency oyster department character knowledge plus credit savviness superiority eminence ingenuity panache grasp smarts polish inventiveness standard craftsmanship understanding promise makings grace inclination sleight pizzazz instinct leaning masterliness clout good point plus point pzazz essence gifts worthiness strengths constitution versatility savoir-faire the right stuff resourcefulness green thumb pre-eminence line abilities talents mental powers feature intellect quickness characteristic powers distinctive address special talent mind for experience brains class special asset creativity grip adequacy energy resources pièce de résistance preparedness light professionalism workmanship suitability effectualness poise dodge mastership nimbleness mind brain eligibility special subject benefit refinement goods agility style sophistication gracefulness elegance natural ability pistol knowing way around proclivity property peculiarity penchant predilection function personal talent natural gift up to it artistic ability reach imagination usefulness good points likable trait redeeming quality originality superability inspiration excellency advantageousness efficaciousness meritoriousness efficacy creative power great ability cardinal virtue good quality special ability parts attraction attainment acquirement beauty pro recommendation set numen the formula positive feature compensating feature attractive feature selling point ace in the hole ace up your sleeve cunning dexterousness artifice wizardry giftedness wisdom acumen method specialization astuteness smartness trick slickness handiwork work authority execution specialisation disposition familiarity feel sagacity niftiness effortlessness acquaintance fluency education ease thoroughness artisanship comprehension practicality greatness profession credentials precision magic qualifications approach canniness finish performance shrewdness subtlety background ingeniousness way IQ coordination brightness neatness feeling secret learning wit qualifiedness awareness delicacy braininess perception numeracy learnedness erudition discernment numerical competence mathematical ability achievement academic skill technical skill game skillage manner éclat delivery civility rectitude respectability flourish elan dash musicianship judgment docility trademark probity steadiness judgement mojo ken knowing inside out tendency advance advancement oil headway progress formula accuracy daintiness proneness faculties facilities hard skill dedication willingness polished skill reliability light-footedness lightsomeness preciseness stylishness swiftness litheness simplicity quick-wittedness smoothness spryness legerdemain acuity intuition competitiveness agency dynamism precociousness precocity efficacity productiveness edge facileness handicraft manufacture sleight of hand diplomacy imaginativeness discretion cutting it hacking it bookishness suss gumption knowledgeableness productivity nippiness record past training grounding design artwork hand-eye coordination straightforwardness competencies making the grade cutting the mustard intuitiveness predisposition attributes accomplishments features development hang of something guile eye-hand coordination temperament quick wit calculation esprit quick wits hang of it skillsets suitableness powerfulness organisation organization innate knowledge perceptivity deviousness cognizance control apprehension sixth sense specialized technique specialized skill specialism specialized knowledge stunt exploit feat perspicacity employability deeds intimacy enlightenment conversance edification acquaintanceship cognition schooling hang number device fields of expertise wiliness craftiness conception scholarship aplomb cultivation sapience concept curriculum vitae no trouble no difficulty no bother deed clue appreciation knowingness slyness capacities fortes competences tour de force life skills practical knowledge subtleness foxiness cageyness caginess cunningness sneakiness complexity guilefulness expert knowledge fluency in ability in core competency job role trade field of expertise field niche responsibility post line of work undertaking occupation task position duty business vocation calling area career avocation employment livelihood concern engagement gig assignment

Noun

General, continuing costs of operation

Noun

An excessive amount of something
overload excess overabundance superabundance surplus avalanche deluge glut overkill profusion superfluity surfeit abundance backlog flood overburden overdose plethora overwork too many too much more than enough overflow redundancy oversupply overmuch bellyful fat overplus surplusage plenty plus overage nimiety embarrassment exuberance inundation too much of a good thing extravagance wastefulness oversufficiency waste recrement fulsomeness balance supererogation leftover overrun luxuriance redundance refuse overweight spare by-product enough enough and to spare the limit exorbitance lavishness surplusage. superabundance overflowing superfluous plentitude feast plenitude wealth cornucopia extravagantness superfluousness extravagancy leavings excessiveness rest residue remainder torrent myriad much many slew more … than one can shake a stick at deductible overindulgence overstatement heavy-handedness overegging the pudding overstock something extra extra remains satiety saturation remnant expendability uselessness leftovers immoderation inordinateness intemperance intemperateness insobriety additional people additional things extra things extra people immoderacy extra material satiation overfullness residuum remnants repletion others rump vestiges difference overspill remaining number remaining quantity remaining part vestige dregs wreckage number left over those left quantity left over additional material part left over odds and ends bottom of barrel what's left part that is left over number that is left over quantity that is left over unnecessariness plateful mountain prodigality embarrassment of riches repetition tautology accumulation overconsumption overspending great quantity over dead wood unreasonableness satisfaction profuseness up to here butt trace immoderateness relic stub oddment hangover carry-over wreck heel stump tail end junk detritus garbage ruins salvage fragment obverse extremeness the rest of feeding indulgence filling gratification engorgement fullness overfilling completeness slaking residual scraps

Verb

To load, or be loaded, heavily with
load encumber overwhelm saddle strain trammel laden lumber weight freight lade pile charge crush cumber hamper handicap yoke hinder impede overburden overload snow weigh down dump on make heavy snow under bear down on saddle with tax overtax oppress overstretch exhaust task overwork overstrain impose land weigh entrust overfill push test overcharge trouble weary inflict overreach impose on wear out pressure obstruct stretch stress overstress try tire overtask weaken overextend drive overexert fatigue prey on dump something on someone overdo it push to the limit add weight to worry dump with embarrass thrust retard surfeit surcharge land with top invest ballast pile it on thrust something on inflict something on unload on put too much in endow exert overdo make heavier leave dump fob something off on to extend apply impose upon rack press exact knacker wrench tense distend tighten give responsibility for drain exploit exert excessively drive too far sap make too many demands on work too hard run yourself into the ground work oneself into the ground exert to the limit knock oneself out place assess fine levy enervate hold down weigh upon bear down press down pull down load down sweat empty put vest lay make demands on overuse challenge drive too hard put a strain on push too far weigh heavily on be a slave-driver make heavy demands on press hard on be a hard taskmaster be a slave driver put pressure on ask too much of drive into the ground put upon bite off more than you can chew force work over put demands on put great demands on be too much for be exacting on deluge swamp go too far clog oversupply beset inundate excess glut impose excessive strain on exceed outreach overstep break outrun overpass overshoot overrun surpass transcend overact labor labour wear oneself to a shadow overload oneself work like a Trojan work day and night drive oneself into the ground drive oneself too hard work one's tail off push oneself too hard wear yourself out overtax one's strength overburden oneself strain yourself burn the candle at both ends overtire yourself burn out work like a slave kill oneself do too much work your fingers to the bone overtax oneself work like a horse burn the midnight oil overstrain yourself drive oneself too far practice presenteeism sweat blood

Verb

To cause sadness, distress or anxiety to
worry bother depress sadden trouble afflict beset deject disturb harass tax upset vex distress grieve harrow haunt inconvenience nag oppress strain stress torment bedevil dash incommode perturb plague press try overcharge bum out get down cause suffering to cause trouble to weigh down dish it out dish out give it to stick it to torture gnaw at annoy dispirit dismay lie heavy on agonize irritate bug irk discourage dishearten rack cast down agonise agitate ail aggrieve hang over weigh heavily on disquiet discompose concern fret crush curse blight harry pain pester faze exasperate hassle discommode daunt prey on hurt besiege beleaguer prey on your mind fuss desolate perplex demoralize be a burden to niggle aggravate bring down obsess make gloomy make despondent demoralise anguish unsettle make anxious burn up get to smite make sad cause anxiety to persecute weigh on alarm discomfort disconcert exercise dampen spirits make uneasy make unhappy make one's heart bleed give someone the blues weigh heavily on someone's mind bring tears to your eyes be a great weight on face confront fluster excruciate rattle wound be a burden on take over dampen buffet fear press down on preoccupy stew sweat tear mortify gall flurry unhinge frazzle chafe take control of distemper make desolate puzzle possess shake tease scourge make blue drag down freak out discomfit nag at break one's heart put into a funk put a damper on weird out niggle at rankle with reduce to tears weigh heavily on one's mind do someone's head in knock the stuffing out of make uncomfortable stir up dash hopes pour cold water on turn off give a hard time cause discomfort to cause concern to break someone's spirit knock for six throw cold water on cast a gloom upon make someone fed up knock sideways break someone's heart drive up the wall beat down wring harm tear away at weigh chagrin be in someone's way grind at dampen someone's spirit mither abash dash the hopes of fester spook lie heavily on devastate grind psych down deplore rankle beleague wear gnaw interrupt recur scare lie heavy on someone's mind give a bad time weigh heavy on someone's mind hack you off flip out give someone grief make waves ruin destroy ravage appall madden nettle hound infest appal throw despair eat at be bothered cause anxiety be a weight on someone's mind chill distract frighten badger be afflicted with be plagued with suffer from be troubled by come back to hagride test importune discombobulate derail needle be burdened with be blighted with be bedevilled by drain weary alarum undo tantalise goad tantalize hector dun cast a gloom on excoriate terrorize punish sting stay with darken damp drag abase cow beat debilitate enervate dull be ever present be a weight on one's mind make miserable nark cause anguish to break the heart of rile make wretched mess with someone's head sweat out lie run down terrorise hack off displease chasten cut to the quick bear down harsh someone's mellow make someone's heart bleed keep under occupy affect crucify martyr provoke pursue grip pother strike take visit take the heart out of make someone scratch their head occupy thoughts overtax pressure overstretch tense pressurize stretch traumatize overextend traumatise pressurise crunch overdo make tense tense up push to the limit cause to feel emotional strain put in traction cause to feel mental strain put on trial dog molest injure ruffle assail mistreat peeve ride offend cause agony to abuse unnerve cause pain to maltreat pick on pique frustrate anger confound disgust tyrannize ill-treat miff tyrannise attack rend sicken tick off convulse overwhelm move sear taunt touch confuse devil embarrass discountenance heckle put out inflict anguish on shock get on your nerves wrong throw off balance put off victimize get grate rasp eat spite cause pain frost gripe outrage stab itch chivvy derange inflame pierce cut up bite cut bait nauseate cause discomfort pinch repel rub up the wrong way victimise prick affront cramp browbeat repulse push inflict suffering on inflict pain on grate on bend someone's ear break be painful indispose lacerate get on your wick wind up get across be a nuisance to get at cause anguish turn drive bananas get in your hair hurt somebody's feelings bedog suppress grizzle damage hunt tangle buttonhole rock gut grind on nonplus eat away at suffer keep after scorn bully rib chaff wrench muse labor labour scar shatter hit hard cause disquiet to work up entangle hamper be prey to aggress squirm throw off psych out strap nit-pick exhaust sap be the victim of rag stir excite discriminate against cause someone distress roust put the squeeze on disappoint tire disgruntle drive round the bend be on your back inflict bone rouse thrill jump on one's case give the business grind down weaken fall upon fall on start in on push buttons incapacitate flip craze floor bewilder accost encroach intrude obtrude terrify give the needle horrify hurt deeply ridicule lampoon wreck wreak befall impose rock the boat make a scene get someone fire up egg on turn on consume lay up key up arouse anxiety in tear to shreds tear to pieces be a pest to lead someone a merry dance play cat and mouse rub salt in wound put through wringer infuriate do a number on make it tough for disoblige jar slight be on one's case knock the wind out of incense harsh one's mellow cause suffering be hurtful to cause offense bleed mourn lambaste cause sorrow break in enrage disparage scold berate tire out wear out give offence to be disagreeable to push the buttons of thumb nose at make severe demands on put a strain on make demands on reproach revile domineer revolt avenge gravel ache override upbraid haze throb smart dissatisfy engulf overcome swamp abrade dominate enslave descend upon force upon tyrannize over be autocratic maim mutilate martyrize brutalize mangle impale grill whip brutalise give someone the hump make someone see red eat up devour get your back up get under your skin be at descend on bring down on put your back up gross out work over be a pain in the neck mix up be a thorn in someone's side be tender reluct make sick be repugnant to turn stomach make someone want to throw up make someone feel nauseous make your gorge rise disorder give someone the works put on the rack twinge prickle swallow up play up burn constrain be sore bruise kill nick affect badly leave a mark impact on make an impact disadvantage impinge on knock back leave a mark on make someone suffer hit rark insult heavy chivy nudge bore impede cross hinder intrude upon impose on breathe down someone's neck carp at make somebody's hackles rise get on someone's case

Verb

To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
weary tire drain fatigue tax debilitate exhaust sap enervate overtax overtire bush devitalize frazzle incapacitate knacker outwear overwork plague shatter sink strain tire out wear whack break bust drowse enfeeble jade poop prostrate weaken droop fade fail flag glut kill oppress pain weigh wear out cause ennui grow tired burn out knock out do in fag out tucker out wash out wear down lose interest wear to a frazzle make tired take it out of harass do up disable tucker poop out peter out test cripple etiolate waste soften conk out stretch immobilize paralyse undermine overexert overextend encumber paralyze immobilise lay low bore push load drop overfatigue saddle deplete impair indispose overdo overload task try overburden run ragged torpefy lade make weak make feeble make demands on put out of action bankrupt draw put to sleep bedraggle languish sag fizzle succumb reduce weight stress charge exasperate lumber make weary entrust suck dry eviscerate grow weary rack render infirm put a strain on challenge impoverish use up make sleepy take fold faint overstrain wilt ennui collapse shag out drain of energy root disempower unnerve cause weariness wipe out nearly kill give out go stale emasculate disembowel destroy exenterate vitiate get the better of wear oneself to a shadow run into the ground wear on wear oneself to a frazzle injure hinder hurt harm attenuate extenuate hamper mar unstrengthen sap your strength be exacting on impose on confine to bed confine to a wheelchair exert run out of steam run down get tired become drained break down stress out become exhausted extend drive overreach overtask fell floor trouble upset distend wrench tense level annoy irritate overdo it exert excessively run yourself into the ground drive too far make too many demands on tighten work too hard work oneself into the ground exert to the limit knock oneself out push to the limit down afflict vex inconvenience hamstring irk handicap ruin disarm wreck depress overthrow bother torture agonise crucify frustrate torment excruciate distress agonize martyr wring mow defeat knock down knock over make severe demands on give someone grief mow down bowl over bowl down make powerless make helpless make impotent bring someone to their knees bring low weigh down overwhelm empty overuse pressure overstretch cumber push too far weigh heavily on prey on press hard on make heavy demands on ask too much of put pressure on damage diminish subvert blunt spoil sabotage lessen lame maim compromise threaten impede mutilate erode mangle eat away disqualify take out wither decrease disfigure destabilize deface corrode batter unfit total thwart foul up hock destabilise numb invalidate deaden benumb deteriorate lower dilute render powerless disrupt tarnish blemish blight bloody crab flaw endamage debase shrink cross up devaluate deactivate rough up mess up prejudice torpedo wear away inactivate shake palsy water down sap the strength of halt demolish kibosh unbrace muzzle pinion hogtie be detrimental to foil freeze disenable put out of commission shoot down render incapable put the kibosh on clip one's wings throw monkey wrench in arrest unhinge sicken dull obtund atrophy emaciate shrivel bonk rob from sideline dismember dislimb stifle hit the wall hobble consume hog-tie lay up have a bad effect on gnaw jeopardize make lame pull the rug out from under stop jam undo ravage be prejudicial to be deleterious to drive a nail into the coffin of be disadvantageous to taint trash wound annihilate dismantle corrupt crush clamp wheel-clamp contract tie prevent from moving bring to a standstill render inoperative make inoperative prevent from working action render inactive bring to a halt shock blast scorch smash minimize undercut detract belittle make feebler minimise demean restrict make unfit spike interfere with jeopardise screw up detract from shake up smash up louse up muck up chip away botch cause detriment to do harm to wreak havoc on reduce the power of deprive of force whittle away mine dig demoralise tunnel demoralize dent sandbag constrict adulterate deflate temper mitigate assuage rarefy lighten dissipate calm thin abate soothe offset throw a monkey wrench into drag through the mud dig out chip away at knock the bottom out of throw a monkey wrench in the works of queer the pitch of poke full of holes hollow out throw a spanner in the works of reduce the powers of pull the teeth of remove the sting from defuse appall transfix bemuse daze close stop dead stun anesthetize petrify astound anaesthetize stupefy make inert shut down make nerveless daunt bring to grinding halt nonplus appal take the edge off worsen disband deescalate remove the fuse from skin subdue neutralise render defenseless strip make safe subjugate occupy make harmless neutralize unarm ding queer devalue cheapen tweak lose strength make useless

Verb

To put in an unfavorable position in relation to someone or something else
disadvantage handicap hobble hinder constrain cramp curtail fetter hamper impede inhibit limit restrict bridle cripple encumber hamstring retard stymie trammel wrong hold back treat harshly be unfair to treat unfairly place at a disadvantage tell against treat unfavourably give a disadvantage to put at a disadvantage put in an unfavourable position do a disservice to inflict a handicap on obstruct block check curb shackle clog handcuff manacle embarrass hog-tie short-circuit bork hold up interfere with tie up impair sideline give disadvantage take out put out of commission arrest delay stop thwart frustrate baulk foil forestall prevent interrupt restrain deter oppose halt prohibit bottleneck baffle muzzle crimp cumber neutralize neutralise be a hindrance to bar box in throw a spanner in the works choke resist shut out counteract contravene set back throw a spanner in the works of debar balk get in the way louse up slow down throw a monkey wrench in the works of interfere throw a spoke in the wheel of crab subdue quash quell squash squelch stifle clobber crack down on stamp out put the kibosh on ruin slow bind leash entangle tie debilitate inconvenience stunt hang up weigh down cramp one's style drag your feet tie one's hands get in the way of slow up beat conquer control nix overcome master nip in the bud defeat vanquish lick tame strangle at birth best cut off cut short suppress surmount dispatch dominate gain control of prevail over gain mastery over get a grip on get the better of triumph over win against

Verb

Block or become blocked with an accumulation of thick, wet matter
clog obstruct block congest jam choke occlude dam plug seal bung close clot hamper hinder impede stop up stuff fill up obturate bung up curb dam up entrammel fill glut gum up leash plug up silt up stopper tie gunge up clog up clutter up stop pack block up cork caulk block off barricade shut off bar blockade close off load cut off check stem jam-pack halt close out suppress cram charge heap close up brim block out shut restrict slow stifle hold back squeeze overfill crowd stick ram fill in seal up arrest contain curtail prevent stymie retard stall restrain overcrowd inhibit stopple repress control seal off wedge gag confine compress force cumber pile choke up compact thrust press squash sandwich choke off shoehorn make airtight make watertight foul isolate constrict staunch hedge overburden shut up gibbet kill stunt die drown noose wring brake cover intercept stay jam up bridle hold off stanch secure cap shut out interfere with limit stonewall thwart get in the way of push shove hold in stand in the way of bottle muzzle stock top lade insert wad pack tightly tamp smother arm cordon off throttle obscure ram in top off gum waterproof plaster paste enclose top up load up fill to the brim prepare to fire cut out lock out bottle up cork up stick down tape up bind up crush mass pound fill to overflowing pack in pack it in guard shut in wall off defend fence off lessen lock bolt reduce deter fortify latch diminish fasten wall deny access decrease bring to a standstill line resist attack hang on keep at bay hold the fort oppose withstand resist strengthen protect fence in hedge out cloy screen hold up lock up brick up stuff up hold the line sequester screen off seclude tape off rope off curtain off chain quarantine separate separate off