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Hi

Is the use of 'weighed down' natural here? Any suggestions?

Weighed down with wood, the donkey could not climb the steep path. (literal)

Weighed down with huge loans, he could not go very far in his new business/adventure. (figurative)

Thanks,

Tom

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Is the use of 'weighed down' natural here? Any suggestions?

Weighed down with wood, the donkey could not climb the steep path. (literal)

Weighed down with huge loans, he could not go very far in his new business/adventure. (figurative)

Both of these sound OK to me.

You could also say 'burdened by'.

Clive

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First sentence is natural.

The second sentence can be re-written as Distressed with huge loans, he could not go very far in his new business/adventure.

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